Pravin Togadia Will Be Sacked For 'Indiscipline', Says VHP Leader

| January 21 , 2018 , 14:38 IST

In the wake of controversial statements made by International Working President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Pravin Togadia, a senior member of the  Margdarshak Mandal, the highest decision-making body of the VHP, has said that Togadia would be removed from his post for 'indiscipline'.

Togadia courted controversy when he alleged that the Rajasthan police was coming for his 'encounter' after he disappeared for several hours on January 15, and accused the Intelligence Bureau of being behind the police cases against him.

"Togadia has indulged in indiscipline and he will be shown the door," said senior VHP leader Swami Chinmayanand on Saturday.

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"Most people in the organisation are happy that he has been sidelined. His recent act is a proof of his indiscipline. He won't be tolerated in VHP anymore," he said.

Chinmayanand claimed that his stand reflected the general opinion of the Margdarshak Mandal and that "Togadia has no relations with VHP now."

However, certain leaders continued to back Togadia.

VHP general secretary Champat Rai said, "Who says Togadia ji has been sidelined by VHP. He is dear to us and to the society."

Togadia has been known for making inflammatory speeches, with 19 criminal cases for making hate speech filed against him by August 2013.