Bhagwat's Hindu population comment triggers controversy

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was in the midst of a controversy over his comment on Hindu population.

Published: 21st August 2016 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2016 11:11 PM   |  A+A-

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In this file photo, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (PTI)

By PTI

AGRA: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was in  the midst of a controversy today over his comment on Hindu  population, with Congress and BSP criticising him for the  remarks. 

"Which law says that the population of Hindus should not  rise? There is nothing like that. What is stopping them when  population of others is rising? The issue is not related to  the system. It is because the social environment is like  this," Bhagwat had said yesterday on the issue of declining  Hindu population.   

He had made the remarks while addressing an event in Agra  as part of his four-day stay in the city to interact with  groups representing various social strata and professions.    

Commenting on these remarks, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi  Azad today said, "Woh Dhaarm ki hi khaate hain. Woh aur kya  baat karenge? (He banks on religion only, what else can be  expected from him?)"        

Azad, who was asked by reporters in Lucknow to comment on  the RSS chief's remarks, added, "In every statement Bhagwat  talks of dividing (society). He should have talked about  employment, price rise but he didn't do so."    

BSP chief Mayawati, while addressing a rally in Agra,  also criticised Bhagwat for this comment on Hindu population.   

"The RSS chief tells Hindus to produce more than two  children. I want to tell him: 'you say produce more children,  then ask Narendra Modi and central government if they will  make arrangements for feeding them'," she said.     

Addressing about 2000 young couples today at another  function, Bhagwat urged them to work for family values and  help inculcate patriotic sentiments in children.

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