Pravin Togadia

  • Ban entry of Muslims in Garba events, says Pravin Togadia September 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Echoing the views of a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, firebrand VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that 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. "We must be...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Country needs 'Bharat model' of development: Pravin Togadia May 12, 2014

    Thane: VHP international president Pravin Togadia on Monday said the country needs "Bharat model" of development. "We want a Bharat model that will give us prosperity, security and health," Togadia said while replying to a query on whether India needs a Gujarat model or any other model of development. He...
  • VHP leader Togadia launches 'Blood 4 India' mobile app May 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia launched a dedicated mobile app for those citizens "who either want to donate or seek blood in emergency". During the launching ceremony, Togadia, who is also a cancer surgeon, claimed that the app called 'Blood 4 India' "will bridge a gap between donors and...
  • Pravin Togadia denies anti-Muslim rant, alleges political conspiracy April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Pravin Togadia, the man in the midst of a raging storm, has denied making anti-Muslim remarks at a public meeting in Gujarat last week. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Togadia alleged a political conspiracy against him. "This is a political conspiracy against me. I have sent a legal notice to the...
  • Pravin Togadia stirs up a storm with anti-Muslim rant, RSS says news false April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come to the rescue of VHP president Pravin Togadia over his reported anti-Muslim rant in Gujarat on Saturday. The RSS called the news fabricated. Togadia reportedly told people in Bhavnagar to target Muslims for buying properties in Hindu majority areas. "Bring pressure on the...
  • Besides 370, Ayodhya, VHP demands jobs for Hindu youths April 5, 2014

    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. "We on behalf of the majority of Hindus have demanded that all the political...
  • VHP has no political agenda, says Pravin Togadia February 25, 2014

    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. "VHP has no political agenda and the organisation is not supporting anyone. We are with...
  • VHP demands strict action by Indian govt in Devyani case December 17, 2013

    Demanding "strict and immediategovernment action" in response to the arrest and subsequentilltreatment meted out to IFS officer Devyani Khobragade inthe US, the VHP on Tuesday said a regime "cannot be seen as capableof protecting its citizens abroad if it cannot protect itsdiplomats". "Devyani Khobragade is a bright and brave officerbelonging to...
  • Togadia slams Modi over 'toilet first, temple later' remark October 4, 2013

    VHP leader Pravin Togadia, on Thursday, slammed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his reported statement that constructing toilets should take precedence over building temples. "We are stunned and shocked to hear about the unnecessary mention of temples by Narendra Modi in a statement wherein he was talking about the...
  • Togadia slams Modi over 'toilet first, temple later' remark October 4, 2013

    VHP leader Pravin Togadia, on Thursday, slammed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his reported statement that constructing toilets should take precedence over building temples. "We are stunned and shocked to hear about the unnecessary mention of temples by Narendra Modi in a statement wherein he was talking about the...
  • Allahabad HC dismisses writ petition seeking release of VHP leaders August 27, 2013

    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 the...
  • VHP protests while Mulayam remains defiant on ban on Ayodhya Yatra August 27, 2013

    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...
  • Ashok Singhal released, protests by VHP over UP govt crackdown on yatra August 26, 2013

    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, remained...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Court orders release of arrested leaders August 26, 2013

    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 peace,...
  • Release Ashok Singhal, PravinTogadia if detention flouts law: Allahabad HC August 26, 2013

    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 Upadhaya...
  • Delhi: VHP protests against Ayodhya Yatra ban, police use water canons August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ayodhya Yatra on Monday not just hit Parliament but also the streets of Delhi as Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers held protests at Jantar Mantar against the Uttar Pradesh government's crackdown. The police used water canons to disperse the protesters after they tried to break barricades. Around 200...
  • Ayodhya yatra: VHP calls for protest against UP government's crackdown August 26, 2013

    Ayodhya: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has announced a nationwide protest on Monday against the Uttar Pradesh government's crackdown on its Ayodhya yatra on Sunday. Senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia was arrested on Sunday while other top VHP leaders including Ashok Singhal were among the 450 people detained. Togadia has been sent...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days August 25, 2013

    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: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days August 25, 2013

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has been taken into preventive custody on Sunday ahead of Ayodhya yatra. ...
  • UP govt foils VHP Ayodhya yatra, detains leaders, 450 activists August 25, 2013

    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 taken...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra: Events through the day August 25, 2013

    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: VHP leader Pravin Togadia taken into preventive custody August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has been taken into preventive custody on Sunday ahead of Ayodhya yatra. Earlier, party leader Ramvilas Vedanti was arrested from a temple near Ayodhya. Around 350 VHP activists have also been arrested and police have warned of arresting those who will participate in...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC August 24, 2013

    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...
  • VHP will declare Gujarat a Hindu state by 2015: Togadia April 1, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The VHP will declare Gujarat a 'Hindu state' by 2015 besides having its presence in all 18,000 villages of the state in the next two years, the outfit's leader Pravin Togadia claimed on Sunday. "In two years, the VHP will have a presence in all 18,000 villages of Gujarat...
  • VHP condemns Azad Maidan violence August 11, 2012

    Allahabad: Condemning the violence that erupted in Mumbai during a protest against Assam riots, the VHP on Saturday said those who took part in it should be arrested and penalised for damage caused to life and property. All those who took part in the violence and arson as well as those...
  • VHP opposes minority quota in Lokpal Bill December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming it as a "backdoor provision" to appease the minorities, the VHP on Thursday slammed the government's proposal to grant quota to minorities in Lokpal. "Constitution does not allow religion-based reservations. To woo Muslims and capture their vote bank through such an anti-constitutional move is strongly opposed by VHP,"...
  • Two men who won't let Modi a helping hand December 3, 2007

    Gandhinagar: The BJP regards Keshubhai Patel as its tallest leader in Gujarat: a man who can be of immense help in winning the December elections. All that Keshubhai has to do is campaign for the BJP, but the former chief minister is neither speaking for the party nor against it....