Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia was in Jharsuguda on Tuesday and he addressed a gathering of more than 1,500 supporters and activists from Bajrang Dal, Marwari Mahila and Marwari Yuva Manch.
Togadia announced that after leaving the VHP he has formed a new Hindutva outfit called Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP).
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four and a half years in office, Togadia said the Modi Government has failed on both Hindutva and development front.
Hinting at the BJP for its failure to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Togadia said those people who came to power on the name of Ram temple have managed to make a party office worth over Rs 500 crore for themselves in Delhi while Lord Ram continues to be forced to live under a tent below the open sky in his own homeland.
Togadia alleged that PM Modi has betrayed Dharam Sansads by taking their support for his election and then leaving the matter of Ram temple in the hands of reluctant Supreme Court judges.
Setting the agenda for 2019, Togadia said, “We want a Government of the Hindus. Our slogan for the 2019 general election is ‘Ab ki baar Hinduon ki sarkaar’. In case such a Government is formed, it will construct the Ram temple at Ayodhya and solve unemployment issues, plight of farmers, price rise issue and ensure all-round development.”
He said that within a month, he would announce a new political party which will contest on all parliamentary constituencies to fight on a platform of pro-Hindu cause and look to solve the nation's long-standing problems.
Replying to the question by local mediapersons about his tie-up with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modwadia, Togadia said he does not have any political link with them.
He clarified that he is open to engage with anyone from across the political spectrum on the issues that matter.
He called upon Hindus to join hands together. When asked how he would fund the party he was going to form, Togadia said that the party would be funded by his supporters.
National general secretary of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal Manoj Kumar Sahoo and working president of AHP Arun Kumar Upadhyaya were present.