This Article is From Jul 18, 2015

India Will be Hindu Nation by 2020, Says VHP Leader Ashok Singhal

India Will be Hindu Nation by 2020, Says VHP Leader Ashok Singhal

File photo of VHP leader, Ashok Singhal

New Delhi: Hailing the victory of BJP led National Democratic Alliance in the 2014 general elections as a "revolution" in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) patron Ashok Singhal claims that India will be a Hindu nation by 2020.

Mr Singhal said, "I was at the Sai Baba Ashram where Sai Baba told me by 2020 the entire country will be Hindu and 2030 the entire world will be Hindu. I feel that revolution has started."

The patron of the Hindu organisation also termed the electoral win as ending 800 years of "slavery". Mr Singhal said, "This is not a modest revolution. It will not remain confined to India but present a new ideology before the world."

The 88-year-old was speaking at a programme for release of a book on the life and work of former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K S Sudarshan, who passed away last year. Among others, Union External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was present on the occasion.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is an affiliate of the BJP's ideological mentor, the RSS which heads the Sangh Parivar, an umbrella of Hindu nationalist organisations.