Karnataka Poll: ‘Congress working on banned PFI agenda’ says Amit Shah in rally

Amit Shah (File Photo) Image Credit (PTI)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress while praising the Bharat Janata Party’s accomplishments and asserting that Karnataka’s double-engine administration had served the interests of the populace.

He charged the Congress on Saturday of carrying out the policies of the outlawed Popular Front of India (PFI) as he urged Karnataka voters not to support the opposition party in the next Assembly elections.

The State has become more active in the closing phase of the campaign for the 10 May Assembly elections.

Amit Shah claimed that by building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Modi realised the hopes of followers of Lord Ram.

“BJP has worked for the farmers here. We have given several benefits to the farmers. Congress insulted Savarkar. But BJP developed the Marathas and respected them. PM Modi fulfilled the dreams of Lord Ram devotees by constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya.”
Shah said that the Congress party insulted Lord Bajrang Bali.

Congress faced a major backlash from Hindu organisations after it announced a ban on Bajrang Dal in its manifesto for the Karnataka assembly elections.

“We believe that law and Constitution are sacrosanct and cannot be violated by individuals and organisations like Bajrang Dal, PFI or others promoting enmity or hatred, whether among majority or minority communities,” read the Congress manifesto.

Shah said that no one has trust in Rahul Gandhi’s guarantees, adding they (Congress) were defeated in states like Tripura, Assam, and Nagaland.

“It’s BJP who banned Popular Front of India,” Shah said. Previously this April, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said each vote to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will protect the State from the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI).

Notably, the PFI and its many affiliates were declared unlawful association’ by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in September last year after its involvement in violent activities came to light during investigations carried out by various state police units and national agencies.

“The BJP gave ration to the public, gave water facilities and health facilities. The double-engine government has worked for the benefit of the people,” Shah said.

Karnataka will go to Assembly polls on May 10 and the counting of votes will take place on May 13.