Pravin Togadia to obtain indefinite fast from today

New Delhi : Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia began his indefinite fast here today along with some Hindu saints and supporters in support of his demands, including construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The Hindutva leader, quit the right-wing organisation after former Himachal Pradesh Governor V S Kokje was elected VHP international president defeating his nominee Reddy on last Saturday.

Togadia had earlier said his hunger strike aims the welfare of Hindus, construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya, a nation-wide ban on cow slaughter, enforcement of the common civil code and resettlement of displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

The surgeon-turned-firebrand leader had launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he quit the VHP.

“We were denied permission by the police to go ahead with fast at GMDC Ground so we had to change the venue (located around 5km away),” said former VHP city president Raju Patel.

Togadia recently met Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who had campaigned against the BJP in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections.