Sakshi Maharaj booked for ‘population explosion’ comment
While talking to the media in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, controversial BJP MP yesterday said that population rise was due to a certain community and it allowing four wives and 40 children.
“Population rise is not due to Hindus. It is the result of certain communities that allow 4 wives and 40 children,” he said. His statement is being looked at as a clear violation of recent Supreme Court order on keeping religion off the table during campaigning for polls.
The BJP MP was not addressing a rally or a poll campaign but was speaking amid a large crowd when he made the communally sensitive comment in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
It is to be seen if the election commission takes cognisance of Sakshi Maharaj’s statement and initiate action against him.