Will ban VHP’s Patna meet, if needed: Bihar minister

Patna, June 18 (IANS) Adopting a tough posture, a Bihar minister on Saturday said the state government will ban a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) meeting in Patna on June 22, if required, to maintain law and order.

The VHP and its leader Pravin Togadia have a single point agenda of creating social division and hatred, Minister for Minorities Welfare and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Abdul Ghafoor said.

“The VHP is closely associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi too is a product of the VHP,” he claimed.

RJD’s ally Janata Dal-United leader Shayam Razak said the VHP and Togadia will not succeed in pursuing their agenda in Bihar despite full support from the BJP.

On the other hand, BJP MLA Nitin Navin dared the Bihar government to ban the VHP’s proposed meeting.

Navin said no one could prevent the VHP from holding the meeting here.

In the early 2000s, when Lalu Prasad’s RJD was in power in Bihar, he did not allow Togadia to enter the state.

–IANS

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