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Togadia targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said if the could bring in a legislation to ban instant triple talaq, why can't it do so in case of the Ram temple.
Togadia slammed the BJP for failing to live up to its pre-election slogan in Assam of protecting 'jati (race)', 'mati' (land) and 'bheti' (foundation).
Togadia had earlier said his hunger strike would be aimed at the welfare of Hindus and to draw attention to his demands.
Pravin Togadia, who has been with the VHP for over three decades, today announced quitting the outfit and said he would go on an indefinite fast from Tuesday to push the Hindutva cause.
In a four-page letter to the Prime Minister, Togadia raised issues ranging from the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to the ban on cow slaughter, repeal of Article 370 and 35A related to J&K.
Togadia later claimed he could have been killed had his vehicle not been bullet-proof, and alleged that his Z-plus security was "weakened deliberately" by the Gujarat government.
The Army should be given a "free hand" to deal with those fomenting trouble in the Kashmir Valley, VHP international working president Pravin Togadia said today.
The controversial case pertains to a Bharatiya Janata Party event at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 20, 1996.
He also said that the state government has no role in the issue of Rajasthan Police reaching Gujarat to arrest Togadia.
The firebrand Hindu leader had gone missing on Monday and emerged from a private hospital some 10 hours later in a reportedly unconscious state as his sugar levels fell drastically.
Two days after Togadia's disappearance and subsequent hospitalisation, Hardik expressed concerns over his safety in the BJP rule.
The working president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Pravin Togadia, alleged on Tuesday that there was a plot to kill him.
A top police official also said that all the time he was 'missing' yesterday, Togadia was at his aide's house.
Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki and the party's state in-charge Ashok Gehlot also demanded an inquiry into Togadia's claim that he could be killed in an encounter.
On Monday, Togadia, who was traced to Chandramani Hospital in Shahibuag area, was detected with low blood sugar.