HUBBALLI: Estranged member of Sangh Parivar and Sri Ram Sene Chief, Pramod Mutalik has termed BJP’s Hindutva as ‘fake’.
Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Mutalik said that the convention of Hindus being held under the banner of ‘Virat Hindu Samavesh’ in Hubballi should not become a ‘BJP convention’. He however added that Sri Ram Sena would support the Virat Hindu Samavesh.
Mr. Mutalik sought to know why the BJP leaders’, who are now crying foul over ban on entry of Praveen Togadia into Bengaluru, did not utter a word when he (Mutalik) was banned from entering Goa. “BJP is following double standards on issues related to Hindutva”, he said.
‘Mata Pitru Dina’
Mr. Mutalik said that Sri Ram Sene would oppose any ‘commercialised’ celebration of love on Valentine’s Day. “We will be celebrating February 14 as ‘Mata Pitru Dina’, he said.
Clarifying that Sene was not opposed to love, he said that already the Sene volunteers had conducted awareness programmes against celebrating ‘Valentine’s Day’, which was being promoted for commercial reasons. The Sene volunteers would again be visiting schools, colleges and hotels in the twin cities and create awareness about the ‘Mata Pitru Dina’, he said.
On February 14, the Sene volunteers would give roses to young boys and girls and the parents as part of their awareness drive.
However to a query, Mr. Mutalik said that they would arrange the marriage of lovers with the consent of their parents. “But we will not allow any indecent expression of love in the open”, he warned.