Togadia to go scot free
Jaipur: Asserting that “there is no ban on carrying trishul (trident) in Rajasthan,” Social Welfare Minister Madan Dilawar on 5
August hinted that the case registered by previous Congress government against VHP leader Praveen Togadia in this connection might be withdrawn.
"No rule or law exists against trishul... It was the conspiracy of former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot against the nationalist powers to defame them," he told reporters in
"It was a verbal ban on trishul and that is nowhere now in the BJP government," Dilawar said. When reminded that Togadia, VHP International General Secretary, was facing a case under the Arms Act at an Ajmer court, the Minister said,
"Togadiaji free hain... Ve hamari prerna ke shrot hain... Case bhi hat
jayega" (Togadia is free... He is our inspiration... Case against him too would be withdrawn).
"Trishul is everywhere, who is obstructing it," he said adding, "can there be a ban on a fork which we use every day with meal... How come a ban on trishul, a symbol of god, be workable."
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