Rourkela: Denied permission by the Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP president Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.
"I am not against the minorities, but I'll certainly speak on the interest of my Hindu brothers and sisters," Togadia told reporters, adding that he was, however, against the illegal entry of Bangladeshi Muslims.
Togadia said he had been worried over the safety, security and well being of the Hindus.
"I would have talked on these issues in Kandhamal. However, if Naveen Patnaik does not want the well being of the people, let the masses decide. But, I'll continue to speak in favour of the Hindus and their interest."
"Hindus are mostly poor and should get free of cost health facility. All Hindus should be educated and well trained so that he or she can stand without anyone's help. There should be food for all Hindus and for that all of us should contribute everyday both in cash and kind," he said.