By Dheeraj Kumar
Patna: Union Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Minister and firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament from Begusarai Giriraj Singh today created a political storm by saying religious interference was a big hurdle in population control.
Taking to his official Twitter account on World Population Day for making an indirect attack on a particular community for population explosion in the country, Singh said, “Population explosion in India is disturbing social harmony and balance. Religious interference is also a reason related to unchecked population growth. Like in 1947, India is heading towards division on the basis of culture. Every political party should come forward to make laws regarding population control.”
Going further, Singh posted a poster on his Twitter wall saying, “Save earth from population explosion. It is difficult for somebody to ponder over it by sitting before his computer in a room of any house and still if care is taken of several issues, population growth rate could perhaps be reduced”.
Union Minister Singh by advising families to practise two-child norm said girls who were married at a younger age should think of giving birth to only two children and groom them well. He said they should understand merits of family welfare like programmes and put them into practice adding that they should also understand messages given through advertisements and make future generation educated and enrich them with new ideas.
Singh also posted a poster on his Twitter wall making comparison between population growth of India and that of United States. In the poster, it has been pointed out that United States registered population growth of 113 percent from 1947 to 2019 against India`s population growth of 336 percent during the corresponding period.
Singh has been in limelight for his controversial statements. In his tweet posted on June 18, Singh had wondered how India would bear burden of growing population and declining resources in the same proportion. Population explosion is dangerous for India from every point of view, he had noted and quoted United Nations (UN) report as saying India would emerge as the most populated country by 2027 leaving behind China.