Himanta architect of BJP's record victory in Gujarat, says Indian doctor Pravin Togadia
Sarma was praised by Togadia for his active role in consolidating Hindu votes in Gujarat that eventually paved the way for the BJP’s record victory
SILCHAR: Himanta Biswa Sarma was praised by Pravin Togadia for his active role in consolidating Hindu votes in Gujarat that eventually paved the way for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s record victory in the recent assembly election.
Togadia, the supremo of Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad, praised the Assam Chief Minister at a press meet in Karimganj on Sunday where he said that Sarma's rallies and speeches had greatly impacted the Hindu voters in Gujarat. "Himantaji should be majorly credited for the record victory of BJP," Togadia said. The former international president of Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in clear terms said that Himanta Biswa Sarma and his UP counterpart Yogi Adityanath were the true flag bearers of Hindu nationalism in the present scenario. "Sarma will change the entire politics and system of the state of Assam with his unpretentious Hindutva,"Togadia said.
The firebrand Hindu leader from Gujarat reached Silchar for a two-day visit of Barak Valley. Togadia, once a close associate of Narendra Modi, eventually drifted away from Sangh Parivar after the latter assumed the chair of Chief Minister of Gujarat. Their relation further deteriorated after Modi became the Prime Minister and Togadia became known for his criticism of Modi.
Speaking with the media persons, Togadia in clear terms said, he did not believe in Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikash' policy as he argued, "India is essentially a nation of Hindus and the government should work for the vikash of Hindus exclusively". Togadia further said, "The Hindu nation that they had been dreaming of for decades would be a reality in future where Muslims would be debarred from all constitutional posts ranging from President, Prime Minister and judges to even District Magistrate and Police Super. Muslims with more than two children should be stripped off from all government schemes like free rice or free health care."
Togadia, though praised Himanta Biswa Sarma for his Hindu sloganeering, criticized the State Government for not taking any strict action againat AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal for hurting Hindu sentiment. Togadia said that if any Hindu, be it Bengali or Assamese, was marked as D-voter, his organization would resort to mass agitation in Assam.