Just a day after the ruling BJP sent notice to one of its parliamentarians for saying Hindus should have four children, another party leader has gone a step further. “Hindu women should have five children,” Shyamal Goswami, a BJP leader in Bengal said today.
“I would like to tell all my Hindu mothers and sisters that if they don’t have five children, in future there will be no balance in India. Don’t misunderstand me. If my Hindu mothers and sisters don’t have five children, hardly any Hindus will be left in India. To protect Hinduism and Sanatan Dharma it is necessary for all Hindus to give birth to 5 children,” Mr Goswami said in Birbhum.
The Prime Minister, determined not to be sidetracked from his economic agenda, had warned his party’s lawmakers to tamp down statements described by political opponents as evidence of his government’s intent to promote a Hindu-dominant agenda.