Meerut, Jan 7: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj landed in another controversy by saying all Hindus must produce at least four children to protect Hindu religion in India.
Addressing a gathering for Sant Samagam Mahotsava in Meerut on Tuesday, Maharaj said, "The concept of four wives and 40 children will not work in India and the time has come when a Hindu woman must produce at least four children in order to protect Hindu religion".
On the conversion, he said that the converted people from Hindu to others must be punished through "ghar-wapsi" (reconversion to Hindu religion). He warned people engaged in cow slaughter and religion conversion programme stating the culprits would be sentenced to death once the law is passed in the Parliament.
"Wait for some time, a law will be passed in Parliament in which anyone indulging in cow slaughter and conversion will be punished with the death sentence," he said.
He triggered the controversy by adding that Ram Mandir would be constructed in Ayodhya at any cost. "No power on earth can stop the construction of Ram mandir in Ayodhya. It will be constructed, come what may", he said.
This is not the first time Maharaj made a controversial statement.
Earlier, he was criticised for his statement on Nathuram Godse that he was a nationalist. This had created uproar in both the houses of Parliament for almost a week. Later, he tendered his apology by saying, "I respect Bapu and also the parliament. If I have said anything by mistake, I withdraw my statement. Godse was not a nationalist".