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Bajrang Dal politics, protests in Karnataka Assembly Polls; Congress files complain against ‘BJP campaigns’

New Delhi: Congress leader SA Ahmed Thursday informed that the grand-old party filed a complaint against “the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using Hindu gods and goddesses to seek votes.” “We have filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India against the campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the way PM Modi […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 4, 2023 19:45 IST
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Karnataka Assembly Polls

New Delhi: Congress leader SA Ahmed Thursday informed that the grand-old party filed a complaint against “the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using Hindu gods and goddesses to seek votes.”

“We have filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India against the campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the way PM Modi is using Hindu gods and goddesses to seek votes and also the way his roadshows are causing inconvenience to the people. SC has already issued guidelines in this regard,” said SA Ahmed, Congress Legal Cell, Bengaluru.

Earlier on Tuesday, PM Modi hit out at Congress for its intentions of banning youth wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and alleged that the grand-old party wanted to lock Lord Hanuman.

In its manifesto, the Congress pledged to ban Bajrang Dal citing that the group violates the law through moral policing, on comeing to power in the state.

Bajrang Dal, VHP Protest Against Congress

Agitated Bajrang Dal groups launched protests at several parts of the state against the grand-old party. The protestors burnt Congress’ manifesto near its office, symolic to their dissent.

In Vijayanagar city of Karnataka today, members of VHP and Bajrang Dal gathered to recite Hanuman Chalisa.

Meanwhile today, a crowd of Bajrang Dal group barged into Congress office in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur and vandalised it.

I ask Marathi voters in Karnataka…: Uddhav Thackeray 

Meanwhile, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also hit out at PM Modi for “invoking Bajrang Bali as well as Bajrang Dal” in the Karnataka Assembly Polls.

He said, “PM has said, “say Jai Bajrang Bali and cast your vote.” There was no need to invoke Bajrang Dal or Bajrang Bali in Karnataka Elections. Public welfare should have been spoken of.”

Maharashtra is bordered with Karnataka, owing to which, there are several parts in the later state having Marathi-speaking communities such as Belagavi, formerly known as Belagaum (Marathi-translation).

Basing on the PM’s remarks, Thackeray said, “So, if the PM tells people to vote by saying “Jai Bajrang Bali”, I’d like to tell all Marathi-speaking people there (in Karnataka) to vote by saying, “Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivaji” and defeat those who oppress you.”

First published on: May 04, 2023 07:45 PM IST

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