The political atmosphere heated up after the central government imposed a five-year ban on the PFI. Several opposition leaders have also demanded a ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) after the PFI's ban. On the other hand, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, while giving his reaction, has described the RSS as worse than the PFI and has also demanded a ban on it. After this statement of Lalu Yadav, the Bharatiya Janata Party has also become an attacker, BJP leader Giriraj Singh tweeted reversing Lalu Yadav's statement and questioned Lalu Yadav himself. Giriraj Singh wrote that "We are proud to be RSS swayamsevaks, can Lalu Yadav say that he is a member of PFI? He has a government in Bihar, if you have guts, ban RSS in Bihar."
What was Lalu Yadav's statement?
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that both Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Popular Front of India (PFI) should have been banned. The RSS also promotes Hindu extremism, Lalu said while attacking the Modi government, saying that the situation in the country has become worse due to unemployment and inflation. Further, efforts are being made to spread bigotry by making Hindu-Muslim in the country, such a government has to be overthrown.
What are the allegations against PFI?
PFI is a fundamentalist organization, in the year 2017, the NIA wrote a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs demanding a ban on this organization. In the investigation of the NIA, it was revealed that this organization was allegedly involved in violent and terrorist activities. According to the NIA dossier, this organization is a threat to national security, this organization works to impose religious bigotry on Muslims and forceful conversions. The NIA has also accused the PFI of running a training camp for weapon handling.