Mr. Kokje defeated incumbent Raghava Reddy, known to be supportive of Mr. Togadia, getting 131 out of the 192 delegate votes in the elections held at Gurugram.
Then VHP International Working President Ashok Singhal- who had called Modi Ghazni for razing temples-had mended fences with Modi but Togadia continued his tirade. Togadia who has been criticized by the BJP faced a lot of opposition within the VHP in recent times.
Togadia, who has been with the VHP for over three decades and served as its global working president since December 2011, announced quitting the outfit in a press conference after his nominee to the post of worldwide president of the VHP was defeated in voting.
Kokje became the governor of Himachal Pradesh from 2003 to 2008 during the Vajpayee government.
File image of newly elected VHP worldwide president VS Kokje. He emphasised his "commitment" to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, and the imposition of a Uniform Civil Code in the country.
Mehbooba accepts resignation of BJP ministers
Police have eliminated more than 45 suspected criminals in alleged encounters since the Yogi Adityanath government took over. He alleged that pointing fingers at others while protecting its own was the character of the Congress party.
Hardline Hindutva supporter Praveen Togadia has resigned from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and is reported to be planning the launch of his own organisation that supposedly will work for the welfare of the Hindus.
Mr. Togadia's exit was not unexpected, especially after events in Bhubaneswar, and given his long-standing and public differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Togadia has lately been at loggerheads with senior BJP leaders and had claimed that there was threat to his life.
Togadia had made a sensational statement last month, claiming that a Rajasthan police team had come here to abduct him and he feared he could be eliminated in a staged encounter.
Some educators on social media said they would wear black on Monday as a show of solidarity against what they viewed as Gov. Teachers from across Kentucky gathered in the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education on Friday.
Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Earlier in the day, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Col.
Cohen previously, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford , to keep her from sharing details of an alleged 2006 affair with Trump. The disclosures raise the prospect that Cohen may have cut other deals to bury salacious claims about Trump.
City started the brightest and nearly took the lead on three minutes but Leroy Sane's shot crashed off the post. Whatever happens at the end of the season both of us will have had good seasons and we both enjoy it.
Rutledge said firefighters continued to search for the man's wife who was believed to be unaccounted for at the time. She was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition with life-threatening injuries, officials say.
More than 500,000 stars will come under its gaze during its two-year lifespan. "They appear to be everywhere we look ". SpaceX is the launch partner, and the Falcon 9 rocket on which it will ride into orbit has already been test fired.
This has not gone down well with the residents of Kerala, who are inundating her Facebook page with anti-BJP messages. Pointing fingers at others while protecting its own was the character of the Congress party, he alleged.
The 76ers have their own issues with Joel Embiid likely to miss the start of their first-round series with the Miami Heat . This will be the second consecutive season in which the Cavaliers will play the Pacers in the playoffs.
Ethan, a leukemia patient, proudly displays his Maple Leafs jersey as he and his mother visited Regional Hospital's Met Campus. Aside from wearing jerseys, the Bridgewood students also made artwork for a commemorative wall in their school's lobby.
Facebook faces United States privacy investigation
By contrast, the European Union has approved impressive new rules for tech companies and the information they trade in. Since 2007, Facebook has allowed outside developers to build and offer their own applications within its space.
Sydney bushfire downgraded to 'Advice' level
The bushfire on Sydney's outskirts, which has been burning since Saturday, has so far burnt through more than 2400 hectares. A massive bush fire burning in Sydney's southwest is getting closer to Australia's only nuclear reactor.