Differences within the Sangh in the US over organizing of Modi event
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The News Minute | September 29, 2014 | 10.05 am IST The event at Madison Square Garden in New York has reportedly caused some tension within the Sangh Parivar organization.Â According to a Business Standard report, there is resentment among the organisers of the event at Madison Square Garden as some of them are unhappy with union minister Piyush Goel, who had sent his representative Bharat Barai to coordinate with organisers in the US. His appointment to the Indian American Community Foundation (IACF) which organised the event did not go down well with Mahesh Mehta, who went to the same shakha as Narendra Modi in Gujarat. Mehta is the international Vice President of VHP InternationalÂ Mehta is Modiâ€™s senion in the Sangh, and had founded the first branch of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in 1970, in the US, Business Standard reported.Â Business Standard reported: â€śAccording to the source, Modi had in June conveyed to Mehta about his visit to the US and entrusted the latter with the task of organising the event. The PM had also instructed that IACF should not collect more than $1 million from an individual and the balance amount after the event should be given to some charity.â€ť â€śHowever, the whole equation changed after Goel was deputed to coordinate the event. "Using Maheshbhai's illness as an excuse, he brought in Barai, much to chagrin of many committed workers of the Sangh.â€ť
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