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Advani must quit politics: VHP
June 14, 2005 20:01 IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday asked Bharatiya Janata Party president Lal Kishenchand Advani to quit politics and urged the party to replace him with a pro-Hindu leadership, asserting that it should not be turned into Bhartiya Jinnah Party.
It accused him of having "betrayed" the Hindu cause.
In a stinging attack on Advani in the wake of his remarks on Babri Masjid demolition and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, VHP's Margdarshak Mandal, its policy making body, adopted two resolutions-- one on Advani and the other on BJP—after attempts were believed to have been made to establish contact with Advani to persuade him to withdraw his remarks in Pakistan.
The resolution on Advani, moved by the general secretary of the Sant Samiti Sant Hans Das described him as "betrayer" of the Hindu cause and asked him to quit as BJP president, Leader of Opposition, member of Parliament and politics.
Demanding that Advani apologise to the Hindu society for his attempts to appease Muslims, the resolution said the BJP-led coalition at the Centre had failed to fulfill any of the agreed 40-point Hindu Agenda.
Acharya Dharmendra, a senior VHP leader, read out the details of the resolution at a press conference in the presence of its international president Praveen Togadia.
Dharmendra said that those who came to power riding on the Hindu vote and promising common civil code, abolition of Article 370 and constructing Ram Temple at Ayodhya, forgot their pledges, making the Hindu society more insecure.