When did common man care about celebrating or not celebrating Tipu Sultan's birthday? Even y'day people were more busy in exchanging notes in banks or attending the funeral of the actors who died or watch the cricket match.
Congress will be criticised for it's bad administration & not for whether they celebrated someone or not.
They did this for vote bank. And BJP protested for vote bank only. None of them did it keeping public's interest in mind.
And there are many arguments over Tipu Sultan. Show me one Indian who gives a rat's arse about it or show me one Indian whose day to day activity was bothered by what Tipu Sultan might've done once upon a time. Few jobless idiots cry over something which don't care & idiots called politicans use it for their advantage. BJP for protests, Congress for celebrating & vice versa, coz this happened during BJP's rule too. Only difference is you use the term jihadi & others use the term bhak-ts.