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Former Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai. (File photo/News18)
Alleging that the Congress was doing “vendetta politics”, he said those who ever tried to ban the RSS were sent home
Senior BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai on Friday challenged the Congress government in Karnataka to impose a ban on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal.
Alleging that the Congress was practicing “vendetta politics”, he said those who ever tried to ban the RSS were sent home.
Bommai was reacting to Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge’s reported statement that the government will not hesitate to ban the RSS and Bajrang Dal if they disturb peace in the state.
Ignoring all its promises, the Congress has started the politics of vendetta. The former chief minister told reporters here that it seems vendetta politics is more on the agenda than development of the state.
“They are talking about banning the RSS and Bajrang Dal. To whom are they saying this? Please try this one. I am challenging them. They do not have the power to ban any organization. It is the prerogative of the Centre, which does so after taking the opinion of all the states.
He alleged that on one hand Congress ministers are making such statements to please a section of their voters, while on the other hand they are trying to threaten the followers of this ideology.
Bommai accused the Congress of ‘misleading’ whom it was trying to appease and said it did not have the power to do so.
“I ask Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to clearly state his intention regarding banning the RSS or Bajrang Dal. Will you support or disagree with your cabinet colleagues? You should clearly tell the people of the state,” he said.
According to the BJP MLA, RSS is such an organization which has built the country. It has made its policies and principles public for the last 75 years and has prepared the youth for the same.
“No one can ban RSS. All such attempts in the past have failed. Those who dared to ban it were sent home,” he claimed.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI,