New Delhi: Praveen Togadia who was ousted from Vishwa Hindu Parishad has launched his own political outfit, AntarRashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP). According to him, the new party is a “Hindu alternative” to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the next elections. Togadia who was once a confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at latter during his address at the party’s inaugural function in New Delhi.
National Herald has quoted him saying, “The Modi government has failed the Hindu community, which stood solidly behind it during 2014 elections. They have failed to build the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. They haven’t kept their promise of abolishing Article 370 and 35A in Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits are still waiting to be resettled in the Valley.”
Highlighting his party’s expansion plans Togadia told that the party aimed to connect with 10 crore families across the country over the next four months. “Our aim is to get twenty crore signatures by October on our Hindu charter of demands. With those signatures, we will carry out something from Lucknow to Ayodhya in October. There will be something. You will see it,” he said.
He revealed that the party presently has 200 full-time workers which will be increased to 1,000 over the next two months. He claimed that his cause was backed by 1 lakh sympathisers.