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Praveen Togadia exits VHP; to launch new organisation for the welfare of Hindus
Hardline Hindutva supporter Praveen Togadia has resigned from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and is reported to be planning the launch of his own organisation that supposedly will work for the welfare of the Hindus.

The news came soon after Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje was appointed as the international president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Kokje was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh governor from 2003 to 2008.  

As per reports, Togadia's new organisation is going to be named "Hindu Hi Aage" which translates into Hindus at the forefront. Kokje on the other hand seems to be on to creating his own team as he proposes names who will take up critical positions within the VHP. In the meanwhile Togadia is reportedly planning to go on an indefinite fast in Ahmedabad beginning from April 17.  

As per reports, Alok Kumar will be VHP's working president and Ashok Rao Chowgule the working president (external). Te international working president is the de facto head of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, a movement that has been one of the chief campaigners for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.  

Togadia was appointed as the international working president of the organisation in December 2011. In the latest elections, it was a contest between Raghava Reddy (Togadia's loyalist) and Kokje. But Reddy lost the election to Kokje who won 131 out of the 192 total votes in the election that was held in Gurgaon.  

Togadia never developed good relations with the BJP and was even at times severely critical of the BJP's stand especially on the issue of Ram temple.

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