Former Union minister and Congress leader Milind Deora on Wednesday advocated to debar the political parties whose names finish with ‘Sena’ or ‘Fauj’.
He said the Election commission should disqualify such political parties.
He wrote on Twitter that the nation is not at war and it seems that these political parties justify violence.
He tweeted, "Political parties whose names end with ‘Sena’ or ‘Fauj’ insinuate & justify violence. EC must disqualify them. India isn’t at war."
Talking to a news agency, Deora said, “Any name, which implies ‘army’, virtually means that they want to fight and are talking about violence.”
“Such a name suggests that the party is open to violence as a method. A party means you want to join the democratic movement. But if you call it something else, adding the words Sena or Fauj or Lashkar, it is suggestive of violence,” he said.
“You are obviously encouraging or allowing violence by using such a nomenclature,” Deora said. He, however, made it clear that his demand has “nothing to do with parties like Shiv Sena or the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena” and that it was a “general comment”.