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Togadia quits VHP

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

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

The veteran leader, who served as the international working since December 2011, announced his decision in a press conference after his nominee to the post of international of the 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.

Former V S Kokje was today elected the VHP's international

Kokje got 131 votes and defeated incumbent who mustered 60 votes. 192 delegates of the (VHP) were eligible to vote in today's election in Gurgaon.

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

Togadia has off-late been critical of and the BJP leadership.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 20:45 IST