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VHP distances itself from BJP debacle

Distancing itself from BJP's poll debacle in Himachal Pradesh, VHP on Saturday said the Assembly results in the state were not its concern.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2003 22:46 IST

Distancing itself from BJP's poll debacle in Himachal Pradesh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday said the Assembly results in the state were not its concern.

"We have nothing to do with the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and it is not our concern as to who wins or who loses in the polls," VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra told reporters in Badnor town, about 75 km from here.

Reacting sharply to the opposition on unveiling of portrait of Savarkar in Parliament, Acharya said those opposing the move were "anti-nationals".

Apparently referring to Leftists, he said those opposing Savarkar were the same parties which opposed Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose in the past.

On the Ayodhya issue, he said Muslims should change their "attitude of confrontation" and understand the sentiments of Hindus.

He said the VHP had nothing to do with politics and will "support all those who protect the Hindu society".