An editorial in the Organiser pays tribute to recently deceased VHP leader Ashok Singhal by praising him as a “social sanyasi”.
At condolence meet attended by top BJP leaders, he calls for ‘serious attempts’ to accomplish task.
Singhal belonged to a well-to-do family and his palatial bungalow, Mahavir Bhawan in Allahabad, is located just behind the Nehrus’ Anand Bhawan.
Ashok Singhal was instrumental in the “kar sewak” campaign that led to the bringing down of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
Ashok Singhal had been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon after his health deteriorated. Hospital sources had said Singhal’s condition was critical and he was on ventilator support in the ICU.
89-year-old Singhal was admitted to Medanta multi-speciality hospital late last night.
Hailing the coming to power of the Narendra Modi government, he said the victory has put an end to the 800 years of ‘slavery’.
Ashok Singhal also stated that he he was not opposed to “peaceful Islam” but to “Jehadi Islam’.
The VHP is celebrating its golden jubilee by holding Virat Hindu Sammelans all across the country.
The organisation secretary said the purpose to include Kolkata is to inclulcate the ideals of Hinduism in the general public.
Singhal said that the responsibility of Ram Temple has come on the new government.
Singhal said if things continued in the same way and the Common Civil Code is not implemented, Hindus would be reduced to a minority.
UP govt had released over 950 VHP workers including its leader Singhal and Pravin Togadia.
Top VHP leaders Ashok Singhal,Praveen Togadia and Ram Vilas Vedanti were released a day after they were arrested in a massive crackdown by the UP government to foil its 84-kosi parikrama
The workers burnt an effigy of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.