Having 5 children necessary to increase the population of Hindus: BJP politician

Days after saying that even Lord Ram would not have been able to put an end to the rising rape incidents, BJP lawmaker Surendra Singh, infamous for his loose and controversial statements, has done it again. This time, Mr Singh has said Hindu couples must have at least five children to keep Hindutva intact. He also said that giving birth to a child is ‘prasad‘ (gift) from God.

According to him, the Hindu community should be concerned that they will become a minority if there is “no balance in population control” and have more children. “Hindus will be a minority, not due to terrorists but due to themselves,” he said. Singh’s statements have often put the state’s ruling BJP in an embarrassing spot.

Earlier, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia had triggered a controversy by saying that “Those who don’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ are Pakistanis”.

After the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls earlier this year, he blamed ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government for the party’s humiliating defeat in both places. “The BJP government has not been able to give a transparent government,” the MLA had said.

He had also endorsed the view of senior JD(U) leader K C Tyagi that the rising prices of petrol and diesel were responsible for the BJP’s defeat in the by-elections.

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