On May 9, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised the ‘Hanumat Shakti Jagran’ campaign throughout Uttar Pradesh at round 10,000 spots. It is part of their nationwide campaign towards Congress’s ballot promise to ban Bajrang Dal in Karnataka.
VHP members and supporters will collect at Hanuman temples as a part of the campaign and recite spiritual hymns, together with the “Hanuman Chalisa.”
VHP has chosen one lakh venues nationwide for the ‘jagran’ occasions.
The nationwide spokesperson of VHP, Vinod Bansal, stated, “The organisational cadre has been asked to invite maximum number of people to attend the campaign. Being the biggest state, UP is extremely important to mobilise people.”
He states that the occasion will likely be hosted at all distinguished areas, together with Ayodhya’s Hanumangarhi temple.
It’s not the primary time VHP has organised a nationwide ‘Hanumat Shakti Jagran’ campaign. In the early 1990s, throughout the peak of the Ram Temple motion and the controversy over the popularity of ‘Ram Setu’ in 2008, VHP organised an identical campaign.
Bansal asserted that the VHP would cease the Congress’s makes an attempt to tarnish the picture of Bajrang Dal, “Bajrang Dal follows the tradition of organising ‘bhajans’ at Hanuman temple on Tuesdays and Saturdays. But this will be a dedicated campaign to unite the devotees of Hanuman.”
This problem erupted throughout the launch of Congress’s manifesto for Karnataka’s meeting elections beginning on May 10. The manifesto was launched on May 2, “We believe that law and Constitution is 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. We will take decisive action as per law including imposing a ban on such organisations.”
After the discharge of the manifesto, it obtained extreme backlash from in all places. Even Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge was served a authorized discover by VHP over the derogatory remarks made towards Bajrang Dal within the celebration’s manifesto and was demanded to pay Rs 100 crore as compensation.
Vinod Bansal talked about the position of Bajrang Dal in uplifting society, “Congress comparing Bajrang Dal with organisations like PFI which is banned in more than 100 countries is highly condemnable. On one hand, PFI is involved in terrorism, human trafficking and anti-national activities but Bajrang Dal talks about national unity, Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam and serves Humanity. The same Bajrang served humans during the harsh covid-19 crisis and have proved their worth to the nation in every natural or man-made disaster.”
The Joint General Secretary of VHP, Surendra Jain, mentions the position of Congress in supporting anti-Indian organisations reminiscent of PFI, “Congress comparing organisation that is dedicated to serving the people of the country with a terrorist organisation like PFI is highly condemnable. The Congress has always joined hands with the PFI and that is why the existence of Bajrang Dal hurts them. We have raised our voices against the ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ gangs, and that is why they are calling for a ban on us.”
Predictably Congress has tried to do some harm management, and now leaders are saying they may also assemble temples for God Hanuman. But the Congress leaders will do nicely to recall what veteran A Ok Antony had stated some years in the past that the grand outdated celebration is now simply recognized as a pro-Muslim and an anti-Hindu celebration.
In the 2019 polls, Congress performed mushy Hindutva, and the folks of India didn’t fall into its entice. The try to describe Rahul Gandhi as a Shiv Bhakt was solely mocked in additional methods than one. The previous actions depend greater than what a celebration says as a mere ‘damage control’ train.
Equating Bajrang Dal with PFI is linked to efforts made by Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh and Sushilkumar Shine prior to now to strive to elevate the non-existing bogey of ‘saffron terror’. In all likelihood, the voters of Karnataka rising above caste and different variations will stand up to face the ‘monster of Muslim appeasement’.
It is pertinent to point out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, throughout his public assembly at Hospet in Vijayanagara district on May 2, too had come down closely on the Congress promise of banning Bajrang Dal, saying: “The Congress in its manifesto has decided to lock up Hanuman. Initially, they locked up Prabhu Shri Ram (Lord Ram). And now they want to lock up people who say ‘Jai Bajrang Bali’ (Hail Hanuman).”