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  • RSS, VHP committed to make India 'Hindu nation', Modi yet to break silence on conversion row Yesterday

    Bhopal: Backing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion. He also said that Bhagwat's assertion of "Hindu...
  • 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: Praveen Togadia August 18, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey May 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: UPA to set up probe panel over Gujarat Snoopgate case May 2, 2014

    The government is going ahead with a probe into the Gujarat snoopgate scandal. It will appoint a judge to head the probe panel by May 16 before the new government is formed. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Is the row over a Modi's DD interview necessary? May 2, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview with Doordarshan stoked controversy for his alleged 'daughter' remark. The BJP alleged that the interview was "censored" following government "pressure". The public broadcaster, however, insisted that there was no interference by any authority or any "deliberate omission". ...
  • Will ban RSS and BJP for hate mongering if voted to power, says Lalu April 23, 2014

    Sharply reacting to the statements of VHP leader Praveen Togadia and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said these showed their "ugly faces" and if voted to power his party would ban RSS and BJP for "hate mongering". "If my party comes to power, RSS, BJP and...
  • Four 'communal' comments which shook the nation in last one week April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP is in the news for wrong reasons once again. Its famous face on television channels Shazia Ilmi has embarrassed her party. Her advise to fellow Muslims to vote on communal lines in this election has attracted sharp criticism. But she is not the only one who...
  • Modi calls Togadia, Giriraj Singh's statements irresponsible April 22, 2014

    Bharatiay Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi distanced himself from the vicious comments made by VHP leader Praveen Togadia and party leader Giriraj Singh against Modi critics and Muslims. Modi has disapproved statements calling them 'irresponsible' and also asked leaders to refrain from making any such comment. ...
  • Modi chides BJP leaders, says petty statements not acceptable April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing his strong disapproval of comments made by some party leaders, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi tweeted against such remarks. "Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP's well wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development and good governance," he said. Without naming...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • FIR filed against VHP leader Togadia for his anti-Muslim remarks April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An FIR has been filed against Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia for his controversial remarks that Muslims must be evicted from Hindu-majority areas. Earlier in the day, an FIR was filed against BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his "Modi opponents would have to leave for Pakistan" comment,...
  • Can Modi-led BJP rein in fringe elements like Giriraj Singh, Togadia? April 21, 2014

    The Election Commission has asked the police to file an FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia for his controversial remarks that Muslims must be evicted from Hindu-majority areas. Earlier in the day, an FIR was filed against BJP leader Giriraj Singh, but he remained defiant and said he...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's hate speech April 21, 2014

    The Election Commission has sought a report on VHP President Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech. Togadia asked people in Bhavnagar in Gujarat to evict Muslims from Hindu dominated areas. Even though the Cong has filed a complaint, both Togadia and the RSS are denying the reports, calling them fabricated. ...
  • EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's anti-Muslim remarks April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday sought a report on VHP leader Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech where he said that people from Muslim community should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities. "They (EC officials) are in the process of acquiring the recording of the statements made...
  • 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...
  • AAP demands Praveen Togadia's arrest over anti-Muslim speech April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the hate speech given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) president Pravin Togadia in...
  • 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 3, 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 3, 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...
  • Sexual assault case: No law and order issues, says CM Ashok Gehlot September 4, 2013

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said that there is no law and order issues in the state after arrest of Asaram in the sexual assault case. He said, "Previously when we arrested Praveen Togadia similar questions were raised on law and order situation but nothing happened. There is...
  • Praveen Togadia defends Asaram, says he is innocent August 28, 2013

    VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Wednesday supported controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, facing allegations of raping a minor girl, saying he was a genuine saint. "Asaram Bapu is a real saint, he is innocent, but it has become a tradition in India to defame the religious leaders," the VHP's international...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra will continue as planned, says Praveen Togadia August 27, 2013

    VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Tuesday said the outfit's controversial yatra would continue as planned through its decided route. "The 84 kosi parikrama yatra would continue as per its schedule from its decided route and there would be no change in it," Togadia, who was released from temporary jail, told reporters...
  • 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...