Indian Railways train, Tippu Express is expected to have its name changed to Maharaja of Mysuru as the Bharatiya Janata Party pitch in for a name change says BJP National Spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi.
Earlier, BJP had opposed the celebration of Tipu Jayanthi in Bengaluru in 2016 and the same issue has been raised every year since then. Tippu Jayanti is celebrated on November 10 by the state government in Karnataka, and days before it is observed, BJP and some right-wing organisations have vowed to protest the event and have also urged the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to bring an end to the practice.
Sudhanshu Trivedi was on a trip to Bangaluru on Tuesday to participate in an interactive event organised at Mythic society. In the event, he announced that the party will request the railway ministery to change the name of the train from Tippu Express to Maharaja of Mysuru.
Tippu express is one of the superfast trains plying between Mysuru and Bengaluru covering a distance of 136 kilometres within 2hour15 minutes.