Patna: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Pravin Togadia on Wednesday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should declare India a Hindu nation.
“India should be declared a Hindu rashtra (nation) by the BJP led central government,” Togadia said in Bihar’s Madhepura district after offering prayers at the Sinheshwar temple.
Togadia said it was high time that all Hindus were united and alert and aware about their religion. He said that cow slaughter should be banned in the country. Togadia is currently on a two-day visit to Bihar to attend VHP functions in different parts of the state.
“The eclipse reminds us that that we are travelling in space while residing on the earth…. Friends, India has an ancient and glorious history of astronomy. Our connection with the twinkling stars in the sky is as old as our civilisation. Many of you might be aware that at various places in India, there are magnificent observatories (Jantar Mantars) – which are worth seeing. And these observatories have a deep bond with astronomy. Who doesn’t know about the prodigious talent of the great Aryabhatta,” PM said. (IANS)