The Congress on Tuesday in its manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly elections said it will take a “firm and decisive” against Hindutva group Bajrang Dal and Islamic outfit Popular Front of India, saying they promote enmity and hatred among communities.
“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,” the manifesto read.
In September, the Centre had banned the Popular Front of India and its affiliates for five years for allegedly having links with terror groups.
In its manifesto released at an event in Bengaluru on Tuesday, the Congress also said that if voted to power in Karnataka, it will repeal within one year “all unjust laws and other anti-people laws” passed by the Bharatiya Janata Party government.
The 224-member Assembly will go to polls on May 10. The votes will be counted on May 13.
The manifesto reiterated the “five guarantees” that have been at the centre of the Congress’ poll campaign in the southern state: