Bengaluru: The state government is unlikely to take any decision on dropping the Tipu lessons from the textbooks until the conclusion of the ongoing by-election.
According to the sources in the state education department, the expert committee which met on November 7 sought a minimum of one month’s time to prepare a report in this regard. “As the issue is sensitive, the government doesn’t want to take any decision in a hurry,” said sources.
It can be recalled that all started with Madikeri MLA Appachchu Ranjan writing a letter to the state government seeking the removal of Tipu lessons from the textbooks citing that the ruler was the cause for the cold-blooded murder of the Kodavas.
The issue of removing lessons on Tipu from the textbooks has made way for a lot of debate. It may be recalled that the Siddaramaiah Government had introduced Tipu Jayanthi celebration in honor of the ruler and now the ruling BJP, which fought against the celebrate is now keen on removing lessons on Tipu.