Earlier, VHP working worldwide president Pravin Togadia had claimed that due procedure was not being followed in the election. The newly-elected President of VHP has nominated Alok Kumar as the replacement of Togadia. The former Parishad chief had resigned after his close aide, Raghav Reddy, had lost VHP presidential election to retired justice V S Kokje.
Togadia, who returned here last night, met his supporters and top VHP functionaries in Gujarat today to finalise his plans for the fast at the state VHP headquarters.More news: Commonwealth Games closing ceremony slammed on social media
Kokje became the governor of Himachal Pradesh from 2003 to 2008 during the Vajpayee government. I can say that the entire Hindu community is committed to temple building.
Kokje proposed names for the new central executive team, which were approved the Board of Trustees, according to a VHP statement. He added that though associated with the VHP "for the past 32 years", he was "no longer with the organisation". Soon after quitting, Togadia announced an indefinite fast from Tuesday seeking the welfare of Hindus and to seek construction of Ram Janmbhoomi Temple at Ayodhya, nationwide ban on cow slaughter, enforcement of the common civil code and relocation of displaced Kashmiri Hindus. With the death of former VHP leader Ashok Singhal, mediating between Mr. Togadia and the BJP government led by Mr. Modi was becoming increasingly hard.More news: Three funerals for victims of Humboldt crash on Friday
"This blatant anti-Narendra Modi and anti-BJP stance is not the style of the sangh now".
"Finally and inevitably, the balance went in favour of Prime Minister Modi and it was decided that an attempt to recapture the VHP would be attempted", said a senior source.More news: Trump's lawyer bought pregnant Playmate's silence