Congress manifesto in Karnataka perks up politics in MP, Chhattisgarh
New Delhi/Bhopal: The Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to cash in on the Congress’s declaration in its election manifesto for Karnataka that it would ban the Bajrang Dal.
The issue has heated up politics in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel said he might think about the party’s announcement in Karnataka.
In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, together with all the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, came down heavily on the Congress on Wednesday.
Chouhan said the Congress seemed to have lost its senses since Bajrang Dal is a nationalist party that fights against terrorism, but the Congress is comparing it with PFI.
It is the Congress that is opposed to Ram temple and Hindutva, and Kamal Nath who calls himself a devotee of Hanuman should clear his stand on the matter, Chouhan said.
Home Minister Narottam Minister dashed off a letter to Nath urging him to clear his position on the issue.
According to Mishra, Nath must say whether he is in favor of the party manifesto in Karnataka or against it.
State president VD Sharma accused Congress of doing appeasement politics.
According to sources, the BJP workers have been told to protest against the announcement of a ban on Bajrang Dal in the Congress manifesto.
Reacting to the BJP’s criticism, the president of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee Kamal Nath said the issue had nothing to do with his being a devotee of Hanuman. What will happen in MP, will be decided by the party’s manifesto committee, Nath said.
According to Nath, the Supreme Court has said that organization that causes instability in society should be banned.