Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who is going to sit on an indefinite fast from tomorrow, kept up his attack on Narendra Modi today saying the prime minister is going abroad when "daughters are not safe".
The state spokesperson of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, meanwhile, came out in Togadia's support, claiming that the entire Gujarat unit was behind the firebrand leader.
"Today our soldiers are not safe on borders, farmers are committing suicide and our daughters are not safe in their homes. And yet, our PM has embarked on a foreign tour," Togadia said.
Modi today embarked on a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK.
Togadia quit the VHP after former Himachal Pradesh governor V S Kokje was elected as VHP's international president, defeating Togadia's nominee Raghava Reddy, two days ago.
In an apparent show of strength, Togadia, a former international working president of the VHP, would sit on indefinite fast.
Modi and Togadia, both of whom hail from Gujarat and started out as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers, drifted apart in the last decade with Modi's rise.