V S Kokje elected as VHP president, Togadia quits

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Gurugram: As per media reports former Himachal Pradesh governor V S Kokje was elected the VHP’s international president on Saturday.

 

Kokje got 131 votes and defeated incumbent Raghava Reddy who mustered 60 votes.

Togadia, who batted for Redyy, however, alleged irregularities in the exercise.

Pravin Togadia, who has been with the VHP for over three decades, on Saturday announced quitting the outfit and said he would go on an indefinite fast from Tuesday to push the Hindutva cause.

The veteran leader, who served as the VHP international working president since December 2011, announced his decision in a press conference after his nominee to the post of international president of the VHP was defeated in voting, held for the first time in over five decades.

“I am not in the VHP anymore. I was in it for 32 years. For the welfare of Hindus, I left my home and my lucrative medical practice. I will continue to work for the welfare of Hindus. Hindus first is the mission of my life and from Tuesday, I will go on an indefinite fast in Ahmedabad for fulfilling the longstanding demands of Hindus,” he said.

 

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