Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (HDAS), a body representing heads of various Hindu sects has demanded implementation of Uniform Civil Code in the country.
At the end of two-day Dharmacharya Sant Sammelan at Chharodi on Thursday, sants called for halting construction of dams on Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
The 5th annual meeting of HDAS assumes significance as apart from the leaders of various sects, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, VHP patron Ashok Singhal and yoga guru Baba Ramdev also attended the meet.
The presence of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had raised quite a few eyebrows on the exact purpose of holding a meet during election time. There was strong buzz that Modi used the opportunity to mend fences with the RSS and VHP which have not been happy with him on various issues.
However, sources close to development said that Baba Ramdev didn’t meet CM and there was also no talk among CM, Baba, Singhal and Bhagwat.
“Baba had organised yog shibir at Bilimora in Navsari district so he to rush there. When CM came, he was not given a place on dais but was provided a simple seat. This was an apolitical meeting, so there should not be ‘reading between the lines’ at an election time,” said Swami Parmatmanand, general secretary, HDAS.
Interestingly, it is believed that Ramdev met GPP chief Keshubhai Patel while on his way to Vadodara from Ahmedabad. “It was just a coincident. Baba was on his way to Vadodara, when Keshubhai Patel’s car overtook his vehicle and both had a courtesy meeting on the Expressway,” said sources close to Baba.
Both RSS chief and VHP patron refused to talk.