Lucknow: Days after Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan wrote a letter to Union Home Ministry against the RSS, BJP today dared him to ban the outfit in the state. “It seems that Khan is losing his mental balance. He has his government in the state. If he has the guts, then he should ban RSS,” BJP state President Laxmi Kant Bajpai told reporters here.
“Why is he telling the Centre? His party is in power in the state, then he should sign an order,” he said. Bajpai was commenting on Khan's letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding RSS. Terming RSS view that all citizens of the country were Hindus as against the basic spirit of the Constitution, Khan had on October 28 asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take serious note of it.
In the letter, Khan drew the attention of the Union Minister to a statement made by RSS' All India Publicity In-Charge Manmohan Vaidya on October 16 terming every citizen of India as a Hindu and said that such comments were harmful for the country's national unity and brotherhood.
“According to me this is not only harmful to the amity and brotherhood but is also in a way against the spirit of the Constitution. It has also led to fear among the minority Muslims that their rights might be taken away anytime,” Azam had said.