Hindu meet in US for religious political party
Religious leader Ritambhara and Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy led the 12th Hindu Sangathan Divas in New York.Updated: Aug 31, 2006 15:42 IST
New York: The 12th Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day) in New York has unanimously resolved to form a Hindu political party in India.
At a meet on Wednesday attended by over 700 Hindus, a resolution on forming a Hindu political party was read by Srichand Sidhwani, a senior community activist.
It was seconded by Babu Suseelan, a psychiatrist from Pennsylvania, according to India Post, an ethnic newspaper.
Hindu religious leader Sadhvi Ritambhara and Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy led the meet.
"The main aim for this political party would be to safeguard the legitimate interests of Hindus in India, preserve the Hindu character of the country, and ultimately capture political power," Swamy said.
Earlier, Narain Kataria, president of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, the chief organiser of meet, congratulated Hindus of America for making the Hindu Unity Day a great success.
"Your presence here in this auditorium in big numbers demolishes the fallacious theory propounded by the prophets of doom that Hindus cannot be united.
Your presence in this hall exposes the myth that Hindus cannot speak in one voice. Your presence is a testimony to the fact that Hindu unity on an all-India level is a practicable and feasible proposition," he said.
First Published: Aug 31, 2006 15:42 IST