Ashok Singhal

  • Ashok Singhal seconds Modi's 'agent of Pak' jibe against Kejriwal 29-03-2014 11:07 PM

    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhalon Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then...
  • Conversions should be stopped immediately: Ashok Singhal 22-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to...
  • Hindu couples should have 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal 22-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have five...
  • Allahabad HC dismisses writ petition seeking release of VHP leaders 27-08-2013 01:14 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition seeking release of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders after Uttar Pradesh government informed it that all the VHP leaders detained during the saffron outfit's yatra in Ayodhya have been released. The bench of Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya dismissed...
  • VHP protests while Mulayam remains defiant on ban on Ayodhya Yatra 27-08-2013 10:17 AM

    Lucknow: The VHP workers have taken to the streets across the country to protest against the Uttar Pradesh's ban on the Ayodhya Yatra. However Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav remained defiant and defended his government's actions in Parliament. The UP High Court on Monday ordered the release of all...
  • VHP's yatra a political drama, says CM Akhilesh Yadav 26-08-2013 07:16 PM

    Claiming there was nothing religious about Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)'s 84 Kosi Yatra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday, described it as a "political drama" which his government had not allowed to be staged. "VHP's yatra is not a religious one, but a political drama," Akhilesh said while...
  • Ashok Singhal released, protests by VHP over UP govt crackdown on yatra 26-08-2013 07:04 PM

    Lucknow/New Delhi: VHP leader Ashok Singhal was on Monday released along with 957 fellow cadres, a day after nearly 2,500 activists were arrested in a massive crackdown by Uttar Pradesh authorities to foil its yatra which also led to protests by its workers. Another arrested VHP leader Pravin Togadia, however,...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Court orders release of arrested leaders 26-08-2013 06:28 PM

    The Allahabad High Court's bench in Lucknow on Monday ordered the release of three Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Swami Ram Bhadracharya who were arrested ahead of their Ayodhya march. The court said that if the trio were arrested on fear of breach of public...
  • Ashok Singhal flays those terming VHP's yatra SP-BJP match fixing 26-08-2013 06:15 PM

    Coming down heavily on those terming VHP's Ayodhya yatra as "match fixing" between SP and BJP, VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Monday said it was a ridiculous remark by some "silly" people. "Some 'behuda' (silly) people are saying the yatra is a match fixing between SP and BJP. This is...
  • Release Ashok Singhal, PravinTogadia if detention flouts law: Allahabad HC 26-08-2013 05:09 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the UP government to release VHP leaders Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Jagatguru Rambhadracharya in case they have been detained beyond 24 hours on apprehension of breach of peace in violation of law. A division bench comprising justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days 25-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday cracked down on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Ayodhya Yatra detaining its top leaders and as many as 450 activists. Meanwhile, senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia has been sent to 14 days judicial custody. VHP leader Ramvilas Vedanti was the first one to be...
  • VHP Yatra: 1,696 arrested, security measures to continue, says UP govt 25-08-2013 07:17 PM

    As the VHP was adamant to complete its 84 Kosi Parikrama Yatra, the UP government on Sunday said security arrangements would continue to check those trying to attend the banned yatra even as 1,696 persons, including Ashok Singhal and Praveen Togadia, were arrested in a crackdown. "The tight security arrangements...
  • UP govt foils VHP Ayodhya yatra, detains leaders, 450 activists 25-08-2013 02:59 PM

    Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday cracked down on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Ayodhya Yatra detaining its top leaders and as many as 450 activists. VHP leader Ramvilas Vedanti was the first one to be arrested on Sunday morning at a temple near Ayodhya. Another leader Pravin Togadia was...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra: Events through the day 25-08-2013 10:52 AM

    Ayodhya: 11:50 am: Janata Dal United leader Sabir Ali says the BJP can go to any extent when it comes to politics. He saus, "It is the time of election and that is why the BJP and its wings are making this an issue. It is very clear that they...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC 24-08-2013 02:07 PM

    Lucknow: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposed Ayodhya yatra is set for a showdown as the Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL seeking to lift the Uttar Pradesh government's ban on the yatra. Slamming the Samajwadi party government of banning the yatra to garner support from the muslim community, former Uttar...
  • Ayodhya yatra: UP govt issues arrest warrant against 70 VHP leaders 24-08-2013 09:27 AM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued arrest warrants against 70 top Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders including Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Ram Vilas Vedanti after the party said it will go ahead with its proposed Ayodhya yatra from August 25 (Sunday). The local administration is expecting around 50,000 VHP...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Defiant VHP to go ahead with its Ayodhya yatra 21-08-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go ahead with its proposed 20-day Ayodhya Yatra even though the Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission for the rally. The VHP leaders had met the ruling Samajwadi Party leaders last week to seek their support for the yatra. The VHP has...
  • Azam Khan criticises party supremo Mulayam for meeting Ashok Singhal 20-08-2013 01:55 PM

    Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has criticised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for meeting Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal. The meeting comes in the wake of the VHP having asked Mulayam to work as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims to solve the Ram Mandir issue amicably....
  • People want Narendra Modi as PM: VHP's Ashok Singhal 03-02-2013 08:00 PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Sunday backed Narendra Modi and said that BJP should consider the people's demand for making him the party's PM candidate. ...
  • RSS, Digvijaya clash over photo row 05-01-2012 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: The RSS and Digvijaya Singh on Thursday clashed over publication of a photograph, which showed the senior Congress leader-sharing dais with Sangh leaders at a Hindu meet. While RSS accused Singh, who is a vocal critic of the saffron outfit, of practicing "vote-bank and communal" politics, Singh hit...
  • Photo row: Digvijaya hits back at RSS 05-01-2012 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya SIngh hit back at the RSS after the its mouthpiece Panchjanya showed the leader sharing a stage with former RSS chief Raju Bhaiyya and Ashok Singhal at a Sangh function. The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister had said that he had taken prior permission...
  • Singhal appeals to Ramdev to end fast 11-06-2011 07:26 PM

    Shimla: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Ashok Singhal on Saturday appealed to yoga guru Ramdev to end his fast and lead the movement against black money and corruption more aggressively. "A large number of Hindu saints have already appealed to Ramdev to end fast...he should honour their sentiments and give...