Gurgaon: In a major setback to former working president Pravin Togadia, former Himachal Pradesh governor VS Kokje was election as the Vishwa Hindu Prasad’s (VHP) president. The election for the post was held for the first time in more than five decades after the members failed to reach on a consensus.
Kokje outnumbered incumbent Raghava Reddy after he got 131 votes against Reddy who got 60. A total of 192 delegates of VHP were eligible to vote which was held on Saturday in Gurgaon. Reddy was being supported by Pravin Togadia.
Alleging that the elections were rigged he said, “Hindus all over can clearly see through the dirty political designs in cracking the grand VHP,” he was quoted by PTI.
The newly elected president, on the other hand, proposed names for the new central executive team.