BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj booked for ‘population control’ remark

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, "Those with four wives and 40 children are responsible for the population increase in the country. Hindus are not responsible for the increase in population."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 7, 2017 6:43 pm
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An FIR has been filed against controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday for his remark on population control. A case has been registered in Meerut under section 298 of IPC, among others. Earlier on Friday in Meerut, Sakshi, in a veiled attack on the Muslim community, blamed them for the population explosion in the country.

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He said, “Those with four wives and 40 children are responsible for the population increase in the country. Hindus are not responsible for the increase in population,” he said. He added, “Strict laws are required in this country if we really want to curb population. Parties need to rise above politics and take decision for the sake of the country,” he added.

The controversial remark by the MP in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh drew strong condemnation from opposition parties. The Election Commission sought a report from the Meerut district administration while the BJP distanced itself from the statement. “The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration in connection with the statement issued by Sakshi Maharaj yesterday,” the Chief Electoral Officer in Lucknow said. As per the norm, the district administration needs to submit a report to the EC in connection with the statement.

Congress leader KC Mittal said Sakshi’s speech is “offensive” as it is based on caste and religion and goes against the recent Supreme Court judgement. “It is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct and Congress is officially filing a complaint against him in the Election Commission,” he said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Jan 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    "எப்பொருள் யார்யார்வாய்க் கேட்பினும் அப்பொருள், மெய்ப்பொருள் காண்ப(து) அறிவு. "
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      IslamForFooools
      Jan 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm
      He has freedom of expression given by consution of India, but since says hi Mataram is Hindu , everyone is going against his freedom of speech. He spoke nothing but truth
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        Hindustan Hamara
        Jan 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm
        Hindu Muslim should unite to defeat the forces trying to weaken India. Dalit Adivasi Muslim Hindu Christian Jain Parsi Jew, living in India are all Hindustani.
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          Hindustan Hamara
          Jan 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm
          More people and high potion is boon.
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            Kavi
            Jan 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm
            Mullalayam mafia is ruling in the state, so to prove their pro-terrorist community credentials, and to attract votes from that community, they would arrest anyone who is against their religious law that one can have many wives and many children, and they can desert their wives at will. Mullalayam himself has multiple wives.
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