Togadia slams Modi: PM abroad when daughters unsafe at home
FORMER VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who quit the VHP on Sunday will sit on an indefinite fast here from Tuesday in an apparent show of strength.
Togadia quit the VHP after former Himachal Pradesh governor VS Kokje was elected as VHP’s international president, defeating Togadia’s nominee Raghava Reddy. “Today our soldiers are not safe on borders, farmers are committing suicide and our daughters are not safe in their homes. And yet, our Prime Minister has embarked on a foreign tour,” Togadia said told reporters. Modi today embarked on a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK.
“The entire Gujarat unit of the VHP is behind Togadia. That is why around 5,000 VHP workers and local leaders who support him have quit the outfit. Togadia will begin his indefinite fast to remind the BJP of its own promises. Building Ram Temple or abolition of Article 370 was in BJP’s manifesto,” Gujarat VHP spokesperson Jay Shah said.
Modi and Togadia, both Gujaratis, started out together as RSS volunteers, in the state but drifted apart in the last decade with Modi’s rise. Speculation is rife that Togadia would launch a new outfit.