Former Chief Minister M Veerappa Moily in damage control
Bengaluru (Karnataka) – Karnataka Congress leader and Former Chief Minister M Veerappa Moily in an apparent damage control move said that it is not possible for the State Government to ban Bajrang Dal, adding that there is no proposal to ban the group. Congress in its election manifesto had promised to ban Bajrang Dal, but met with severe backlash. Considering BJP gaining advantage Congress is now trying to damage control the situation.
Facing massive backlash and protest from pro-Hindu outfits over its poll promise to ban outfits, including the Bajrang Dal, Congress leader Veerappa Moily said there is no proposal to ban the Bajrang Dal yet. #KarnatakaElections2023 | @anaghakesav https://t.co/2cvn13PPXG
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“We have PFI and Bajrang Dal mentioned in our (Congress) manifesto and included all radical outfits. However, banning an outfit is not possible for the State Government as it is the Union Government’s jurisdiction. So a ban on Bajrang Dal by the Karnataka Government is not possible. DK Shivakumar will come up with more clarity on this,” Moily said while addressing the media in Udupi.
Congress party invited severe backlash by promising to “ban organisations like Bajrang Dal” in its election manifesto for Karnataka. (Didn’t the Congressmen know this earlier or now they have woken up ? It is clear that they were trying to fool the voters by making such announcements. Voters should hold Congress accountable for this. Congress fooled the voters by making such false promises so far, its existence is now in jeopardy. – Editor)
As the issue of banning Bajrang Dal has come to the core of Congress in Karnataka, Congress is now trying to damage control; but it will not benefit Congress, Hindus are going to show them in the elections.