A Congress MP, Kodikunnil Suresh, from Kerala on Wednesday compared the Popular Front of India with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). This statement came after a ban on PFI by the central govt. He demanded a similar ban on RSS for perpetuating “Hindu communalism.”
Lok Sabha MP’s remark came in the wake the in the wake of the ban by the central government issued through a notification late on Tuesday on Popular Front of India and its affiliates for having ‘terror links.”
The MP further said that the ban on PFI is not a remedy and demanded a ban on RSS as well for spreading Hindu Communalism throughout the country.
“So both the RSS and PFI are equal. The government should ban both. Why only PFI? RSS is also doing the majority communalism,” he said.
“Wherever majority communalism is there, then minority communalism is also coming up. So ultimately both (majority and minority) communalism is dangerous. It is dangerous for the country. So the government should ban both. Otherwise no result,” the Congress Lok Sabha chief whip added.
The NIA had arrested over 106 members of the PFI during its largest-ever raids spread across 15 states on September 22.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday night made the announcement through a notification declaring “the PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts as an unlawful association with immediate effect”.