Puttur, Jan, 17, 2015: Vishwa Hindu Parishad International President Praveen Bhai Togadia has strongly defended the recent statements of some BJP leaders giving a call to Hindus to have four children.
Participating in the Virat Hindu Hridaya Sangama held at the grounds in front of the Puttur Mahalingeshwara Temple on January 16, Friday, Togadia said “When the government cannot implement a rule to ensure that a couple can have only two children, no fault can be found in the call to have four children.”
He further made a strong case for the implementation of Uniform Civil Code. On the much debated reconversions issue he said “The government should ban religious conversions or else allow the Hindu outfits continue with re-conversion.”
Senior RSS leader Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat in his presidential address, alleged that minorities continue to be appeased mainly because Hinduism had enemies from within. “The Hindu community always wants the welfare of mankind,” he claimed.
Several seers including Sri Gurudevananda Swamiji of Odiyoor Mutt, Rajashekharananda Swamiji of Gurupur Vajradehi Mutt, Mohandas Swamiji of Manila also spoke at the samavesh.
Bhajrangdal leaders Sharan Pumpwell, Bhasker, VHP leaders Meenakshi Thayi Peshwe, Rajamatha Chandrakanta Devi, Balekodi Mutt seer, MB Puranik, VHP leader, Dr MK Prasad, President of the Virat Hindu Hridaya Sangama Committee, Deekaiah Pervody, VHP District President and others were present.
Over 50,000 people had participated in the convention. Earlier two rallies were taken out from Darbe and Boluvar to the convention venue.