Telangana: BJP activists chant ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ to protest Congress’s decision to ban Bajrang Dal

Irate BJP and Bajrang Dal activists came to Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally and attempted to chant the 'Hanuman Chalisa' before police arrived.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 05, 2023 | 10:32 PMUpdatedMay 05, 2023 | 10:48 PM

Screengrab of protesting BJP activists. (Twitter)

Tension gripped the offices and residences of Congress leaders across Telangana after hundreds of BJP and Bajrang Dal activists attempted to chant the “Hanuman Chalisa” to protest the decision to ban the Bajrang Dal in the Congress manifesto released as part of the Karnataka Assembly elections.

Irate BJP and Bajrang Dal activists came to Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally and attempted to chant the “Hanuman Chalisa”, but a group of Congress followers sought to prevent them, resulting in a scuffle.

Police personnel, who were already deployed at Gandhi Bhavan, intervened and dispersed the two warring groups.

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A separate group of BJP followers attempted to take out a rally from the party headquarters in Nampally to Gandhi Bhavan. However, the police stopped them even before they could reach the main road connecting to the party’s headquarters.

Enraged over the police action, the BJP activists squatted on the main road and raised slogans denouncing the high-handedness of the police.

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Protest rallies across Telangana 

In Nizamabad, the police took over 100 BJP and Bajrang Dal activists into preventive custody for trying to chant the “Hanuman Chalisa” in front of the district Congress party office.

In Khammam, a large number of Congress followers assembled at the party office when they came to know that the BJP leaders were thronging to protest against the manifesto. A heated argument took place between the BJP and Congress activists over the issue.

The timely action taken by the police prevented a major scuffle at the Congress office. A group of Bajrang Dal activists gathered in front of the house of Congress MLC G Jeevan Reddy in Jagtial and raised slogans criticising the Congress’s decision to ban Bajrang Dal.

The Congress must tender an unconditional apology to the people in the country, the BJP demanded.

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