New Delhi: In a major setback to the current Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international general secretary Praveen Togadia, the right wing outfit has rolled out a massive overhaul in the organization by replacing incumbent president Ashok Singhal by Raghav Reddy.

Decision to this effect was taken in the VHP meeting at Kochi. Now Togadia will be the new acting president along with Ashok Chaugule, while Champatrai will look after the organization as new general secretary. The new move reflects the future strategy of the VHP.

Since he took charge of Sarsanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since 2009, Mohan Bhagwat had indicated towards bringing an organizational transformation.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had already initiated the move two years back with the infusion of young blood in the organization.

As the VHP is not in active politics, organizational change tells a different story. The VHP was contemplating to replace the ailing Singhal for a long time. Togadia was emerged as strong contender for the post.

Sources said the VHP is also trying to spread its ideology in the south India.

JPN/Bureau