There has been a stirr in the politics of Bengaluru. Member of Parliament from Bengaluru South, a young and energetic lad, Tejasvi Surya on Tuesday asked the Union government if it is thinking to ban political outfits of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Popular Front of India (PFI) in relation to their claimed association in the mob attack that took place in eastern Bengaluru on August 11. The young MP from BJP asked this unstarred question in the Parliament and said that many hooligans associated with SDPI attacked police officials and disparaged property.
An unstarred question is given a written response and not referred to orally in the Parliament. Tejasvi Surya asked in his question, "Whether the government is considering a ban on political outfits like SDPI, PFI and other such organizations following the incidents in DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations of Bengaluru recently, where many vandals associated with the SDPI assaulted policemen and damaged public property?"
His question further continued, "Whether the government proposes to take action against Islamic outfits like Jamaat-e-Islami organization's student wing Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) for its reported alliance with the Turkish Youth Federation (TUGVA), which is infamous for funding radical Islamic terrorism in India?" The Union government in its response to both questions stated, "As and when required, requisite legal action is taken as per law against those organizations whose activities have a bearing on national security and public order."