KCR conspiring to ban Bajrang Dal in Telangana, alleges Bandi Sanjay

The days were not far when those chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" slogans would be put in jail, said the Telangana BJP chief.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 18, 2023 | 7:42 PMUpdatedMay 18, 2023 | 7:42 PM

File photo of Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar.

Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Thursday, 18 May, said in Hyderabad that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was hatching a conspiracy to impose a ban on the Bajrang Dal in the state.

“The Bajrang Dal did not instigate any violence, but it is only trying to protect Hindu Dharma. Yet, both the BRS and the Congress are competing with each other to impose a ban on it” he said.

The days were not far when those who chanted “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Jai Sri Ram” slogans would be put in jail, he said.

The move appears to be a continuation of an issue put forward by the BJP in Karnataka after the Congress said in its Assembly election manifesto that it would ban the Bajrang Dal if voted to power.

The Congress won the just-concluded election by a simple majority, having cornered 135 of the 224 seats in the Assembly.

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Sanjay extols PM Modi

Speaking at the OBC Sammelanam organised at the Shubham function hall in Nagole in Hyderabad, he criticised the chief minister for allegedly humiliating people from Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

KCR humiliated his “guru” Professor Jayashankar, freedom fighter Konda Laxman Bapuji, popular writer Guda Anjaiah, and others, he said.

It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who accorded top priority to OBCs and gave 27 MPs a place in the Cabinet of the NDA government, he claimed.

“I am an ordinary party activist, but Modi made me the president of the Telangana BJP unit and made BJP OBC Morcha national president K Laxman a Rajya Sabha member and Parliamentary board member,” Sanjay said.

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BJP woos backward classes

He said the backward classes comprise 50 percent of the total population in Telangana. However, the BRS government had done nothing concrete for them.

KCR gave only three Cabinet berths to the BCs and duped the backward classes in the state, he said.

Sanjay also said the BRS government weakened those who are relying on traditional occupations for decades, and unnecessarily constructed a new Secretariat at a cost of ₹1,600 crore.

He sought to know why the BRS government was unable to complete the construction of BC Bhavans and why it was not providing the BC Bandhu scheme for the backward classes.

In a BC declaration made at the meeting, Sanjay said the budget allocations would be made based on the BC population if the BJP was voted to power in Telangana.

With the help of BCs, the BJP would come to power in the next elections in the state, he said.

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