A minister with Uttar Pradesh government has vented his ire on Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi over her controversial appeal to Hindus to have at least four children. UP’s Basic Education Minister Ramgovind Choudhary has said action will be taken against Sadhvi Prachi. However having said that Choudhary dragged himself into another controversy by giving out another inflammatory statement that reads out suggestion to Sadhvi and other like-minded people to get married and give birth to children themselves. Sadhvi Prachi had supported the objectionable appeal of BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj in Hindu Sammelan held in Badayun recently. He said that no one would be allowed to disturb law and order situation in the region.
He said whether it’s Sadhvi Prachi or MP Sakhi Maharaj or any other leader belonging to same school of thought, all such people only advise others but do not get married themselves. Such people should rather get married and give birth to as many children as they want. Earlier, Sadhvi Prachi had come up with volatile comment that those giving birth to 40 children are out to spread ‘love jihab’ and desperate to turn the nation into ‘Darul Islaam’.
Meanwhile, adding fuel to the fire, Sadhvi Prachi defended her statement saying, “They are trapping our daughters through ‘love jihad’. She said, “When I made the remarks, it was as if the country was hit by a quake. The media said you have sparked an uproar with your remarks on four children. I said I have only advocated four children for Hindus not 40 puppies… And it is important because the country needs it,” the saffron clad leader said at a function organised here by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) which “felicitated” Hindus who have more than four children.
Prachi had contested the 2012 Assembly elections on BJP ticket from Purkazi constituency in UP. She was among persons accused of inciting riots through their provocative speeches in Muzaffarnagar in 2013 and was later granted bail.
The latest hate speech came despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warning to party leaders to restrain from making controversial comments which can overshadow his government’s agenda of development and economic reforms.