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BJP Issues Notice to MP Sakshi Maharaj for Controversial Remark

Published: 12th January 2015 10:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2015 10:17 PM   |  A+A-

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BJP member Sakshi Maharaj talks to the media during the winter session of the Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday | PTI

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party issued a notice on Monday to MP Sakshi Maharaj for making a controversial remark that “Hindus should have four kids”.

Maharaj was asked to reply to the notice in 10 days time. The BJP MP drew criticism when he asked Hindu women to have at least four children, with the opposition accusing BJP of trying to polarise the atmosphere.

"We have accepted the slogan 'Hum do, hamara ek'. Now these traitors are not satisfied. They have given another slogan 'Hum do aur hamara.... They are advocating marriage of a girl to a girl, boy to another boy. This is what the last government did.”

“….I want to request women to give birth to at least four children. Give one to sadhus and ascetics. Media says there are ceasefire violations happening, so send another to the border," the saffron-clad MP from Unnao had said at a religious convention in Meerut.

BJP on its part had distanced itself from the remarks of Maharaj and urged its workers and public representatives to refrain from making such comments.



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