Pravin Togadia slams PM Modi’s foreign tour when ‘daughters are not safe’

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published: April 16, 2018 6:54:46 pm

On Sunday Togadia had said that in 2014 elections, VHP offered full support to Modi, but after becoming prime minister, Modi termed gau-rakshaks as ‘Gundas’ (goons). Express Photo

Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who is going to sit on an indefinite fast here from Tuesday, kept up his attack on Narendra Modi on Monday saying the Prime Minister is going abroad when “daughters are not safe”. The state spokesperson of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, meanwhile, came out in Togadia’s support, claiming that the entire Gujarat unit was behind the firebrand leader.

“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.

Togadia quit the VHP after former Himachal Pradesh governor V S Kokje was elected as VHP’s international president, defeating Togadia’s nominee Raghava Reddy, two days ago. In an apparent show of strength, Togadia, a former international working president of the VHP, would sit on indefinite fast.

As many as 5,000 district-level VHP workers who support Togadia have quit the right-wing outfit, Gujarat VHP…

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