The Karnataka Congress in its manifesto released Tuesday said it would crack down on divisive forces.
Under the ‘Law and Justice’ head, the party said that it “was committed to take firm and decisive action against individuals and organisations spreading hatred amongst communities on grounds of caste and religion.”
Ahead of the May 10 polls in Karnataka, the ban on PFI imposed by the Union government has been highlighted by the BJP in its campaigns. Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently said the BJP secured the safety of Karnataka by banning PFI.
Moreover, addressing a recent election rally in Hospet in Vijayanagara district, PM Narendra Modi said: “I have come to the land of Hanuman. I am fortunate that I got the opportunity to pay obeisance to the land of Hanuman but see the misfortune that when I have come to pay my respect to Hanuman’s land, at the same time Congress in its manifesto has decided to lock up Lord Hanuman.”
The PM further said, “First they (Congress) locked up Lord Rama and now they have vowed to lock up those who chant ‘Jai Bajrang Bali’. It is the misfortune of the country that the Congress had a problem with Lord Rama and now it has difficulty with those who say ‘Jai Bajrang Bali’.”