25000 BJP, RSS & AGP members join Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad in Assam
GUWAHATI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be jolted by hearing that many members of their party are joining Pravin Togadia’s newly-formed Hindu organisation Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP).
A top Guwahati-based leader of AHP talking to G Plus in condition of anonymity said, “25000 members of BJP, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Asom Gana Parishad have joined our organisation.”
The leader also revealed that out of these 25000 members around 12000 are from BJP, and rest are from RSS and AGP.
G Plus had reported two weeks back that two prominent BJP leaders would join Pravin Togadia’s political party in October after it is launched. The source in AHP said that the talks are on and there are possibilities that the leaders join the party after its launch in October. One is a sitting member of legislative assembly and one is a member of parliament.
G Plus had also reported that 90% Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal members resigned to back Pravin Togadia. The source in AHP revealed that till now 2 lakh people have joined AHP in Assam.
The fissure between VHP, Bjrang Dal, BJP and RSS members started joining AHP after former VHP strongman, Pravin Togadia, quit the organisation few months ago. It is alleged that a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-backed revolt saw Togadia’s close associate, Raghav Reddy, lose the election for the post of president.
A Guwahati-based VHP member said, “Togadia was the international working president of VHP since the last 6 years and Raghav Reddy was the national president. Because of the hard work of these two persons, BJP is in power in the state and the country today.”
According to him, because Togadia used to make comments against the central government, the RSS and BJP wanted him to step down. Accordingly, in the last presidential election of VHP, with a political conspiracy hatched by RSS and BJP, Justice VS Kokje won the election to the post.
Raghav lost to retired judge and former Himachal Pradesh governor VS Kokje by a two-thirds margin, in what was being seen as a statement of the Sangh Parivar’s support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been at the receiving end of Togadia’s relentless attacks. Kokje got 131 of 192 votes polled despite Togadia throwing his weight behind Reddy.
2000 from Assam to participate in a rally to Ayodhya
2000 Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) members from Assam will participate in a rally from Lucknow to Ayodhya to gather support for Ram Mandir.
A source in AHP said, “5 lakh people will march from Lucknow to Ayodhya on October 20 to gather support for the Ram Mandir movement and there will be 2000 participants from Assam.”
The source revealed that AHP has started a signature campaign wherein 10 crore families in India will be visited and 20 crore people will sign the memorandum against the Narendra Modi government. Talking about Assam, the source said, “In Assam AHP will visit 3 lakh families and 15 lakh people will sign the memorandum.”
He revealed that the Narendra Modi government before 2014 Lok Sabha elections had promised that after coming to power they would build the Ram Mandir, which did not happen, so these signature campaigns and the rally from Lucknow to Ayodhya will create pressure on the government.
The source further revealed that Togadia will announce a political party in October which will contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls against the BJP and its allies.