Sakshi Maharaj stirs controversy, says Muslims responsible for rising population

07 January 2017, 02:06 PM
A file photo of BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj (Pic: PTI)
A file photo of BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj (Pic: PTI)

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has once again sparked a row with his controversial statement on Muslims. Ahead of the crucial polls in Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Maharaj has said that Muslims and not Hindus are responsible for the sharp rise in population in the country.

"Population is increased by those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children."

Meanwhile, the Elections Commission has sought report on Sakshi Maharaj's speech from the Meerut District Magistrate.

Clearly speaking against the Muslim community, Sakshi Maharaj also spoke against the practice of triple talaq. Asking the government to implement Uniform Civil Code (UCC) as soon as possible, reports said.

He also said that Hindus were not having enough children."Hindu ghataa aur desh bataa," he said. "Whether Hindu or Muslim, mothers are not machines," he added.

The BJP has distanced itself from the controversy. Reacting to Maharaj's remarks, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that such remarks could not be BJP's position.

First Published: Saturday, January 07, 2017 02:00 PM
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