Echoing the views of a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, firebrand VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said Muslims must not be allowed inside the Garba events and insisted identity cards of each and every person be checked for participants in and visitors to such events.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is planning to organise programmes at the taluka and village level to celebrate 50 years of its inception in August, its international working president Pravin Togadia said here today.
Social activist Swamy Agnivesh on Saturday shot off a letter to Narendra Modi urging him to give "an emphatic and no-nonsense statement" disowning people like Pravin Togadia and Giriraj Singh who made controversial remarks in the midst of election campaign.
Sensing that irresponsible statements by party leaders and members of the Sangh Parivar may derail his pro-development poll campaign, BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday sent out a stern message saying petty statements by claiming to be well wishers of BJP are deviating the campaign.
Complying with the orders of the Election Commission, Bhavnagar police have started an inquiry into the alleged hate speech given by VHP chief Pravin Togadia in which he said Muslims should be stopped from buying property in Hindu-majority areas.
Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission seeking stern action against VHP leader Pravin Togadia for his "anti-national and provocative" remarks, and said it was aimed at helping Narendra Modi and BJP in the elections.
Senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday asked the political parties, especially BJP, to promise various concessions and schemes for Hindu community in their manifestos, apart from enactment of law to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Stating that they were not backing any political party or individual, Vishwa Hindu Parishad International Working President Pravin Togadia has asked people to vote for candidates with a clean slate and stature in Lok Sabha elections.