Alok Kumar, senior advocate and international worker president of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), in an interview with Archis Mohan in Ayodhya, discusses disconnect between Congress leaders and their workers, rejects controversy surrounding Shankaracharyas’ alleged comments as “deliberately false,” and says the court will decide Mathura and Kashi Vishwanath’s disputes. Edited excerpts:
Should we view Monday’s pran pratishtha ceremony in the context of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections or is there a broader perspective?
We should see the ceremony from a broader perspective. We invited the prime minister. We also invited prominent members of the opposition
First published: January 21, 2024 | 23:18 IS