UP convert state into Kashmir row: VHP Disowns Sadhvi Prachi

DELHI: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) today sought to distance from firebrand Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi, whose comments in the wake of the killing of a VHP leader in Agra have invited criticism from various quarters.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad Disowns Sadhvi Prachi

“The VHP wants to make it clear again that Sadhvi Prachi is neither its leader, nor spokesperson nor any office-bearer… Her statements should not be linked to the VHP,” its international joint general secretary Surendra Jain said in a statement.

He said she had contested election and is active in electoral politics hence she cannot be called a VHP functionary. “Nobody active in electoral politics can be a VHP office-bearer,” he said.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi has stoked a fresh controversy by claiming that there is conspiracy of Samajwadi Party led UP government to convert the state into Kashmir. ​She had been in news, recently, over her remarks on Muslim educational instituions and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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Sadhavi Prachi, who is in Agra to pay condolence on the death of VHP leader Arun Mahor, said, Akhilesh Yadav government is being partial towards its citizens. Under pressure from UP minister Azam Khan, he compensated the family of Dadri’s farm worker Mohammad Akhlaq with a flat worth crores and also paid them Rs 45 lakh, while he merely gave Rs 15 lakh to a Hindu Dalit, who was shot dead by a gang of five murderers.”

Targeting Azam Khan, she said, “He is supporting and securing those culprits who are slaughtering cow, our holy mother. And in this mission, the state government is helping create a sense of insecurity among Hindus and Dalit. There is a conspiracy to convert UP into a Kashmir.”

She said, “Hypocrites like Mayawati who claims to be a leader of Dalits have not even bothered to meet the families of those three Dalits who had been murdered in last two years – Arun Mahor, Subhas Mahor and Brijesh Mahor.”
Brijesh Mahor, who was the state secretary of the Samajwadi Party, was killed in 2014 during the Lok Sabha elections, while Subhas Mahor was killed in 2013.