Pravin Togadia is former president of the
, known for his
. He has said, for example, "
All Hindutva opponents will get the death sentence and we will leave it to the people to carry this out
". He has claimed that
Gujarat will be declared a Hindu state by 2015
and called for
the beheading of anyone who converts Hindus
Despite apparent differences of emphasis, Togadia was a supporter of
for prime minister, writing to a critic of Modi on Twitter:
"We are ONE & the same. Nation needs him."
Togadia in his own words
, Neena Vyas in the Hindu, 2002.