The Bajrang Dal on Sunday reacted sharply to demands of banning it, saying any such move would prove costly to the Congress-led UPA government in the upcoming elections.
"If government attempts to impose ban on Bajrang Dal, then Congress and its allies will be wiped out in the coming elections," party Convener Prakash Sharma said.
Recently, several politicians including Railway Minister Lalu Prasad (RJD), Steel and Fertilizer Minister Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP), Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh (SP), had demanded a ban on the saffron outfit accusing it of behind the communal violence in Orissa and Karnataka.
"All these leaders must be subjected to narco analysis test to find out whether they had links with banned outfit SIMI," Sharma demanded, while announcing a nationwide awareness campaign against terrorism.
After the Delhi serial blasts and subsequent Jamia Nagar encounter, Batla house in the national capital and Azamgarh in UP have become "mecca and medina for the so called secular politicians," he charged.
Condemning the UPA government for revoking anti-terrorism act POTA, Sharma claimed that currently there is no effective legal measure to tackle terrorism in the country.
Sharma, who is currently on a two day-visit to Rajasthan, said Bajrang Dal will appeal to people to give their mandate in the coming elections in favour of the party for "protecting the rights of Hindus".