Giriraj Singh backs Baba Ramdev's population control statement

Politics

28 May 2019

Ramdev wants third child shouldn't get voting-rights, Giriraj supports him

On Sunday, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev spoke about population control and sparked a debate. He said the government should introduce a law wherein the third child isn't allowed to vote. This, he opined, will curb India's rising population.

As his comments garnered attention, BJP leader Giriraj Singh said Ramdev is absolutely right.

Singh said Ramdev should be "thanked".

Here's what went down.

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Looking at what Ramdev said about India's population

Looking at what Ramdev said about India's population

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Ramdev said India's population can't cross 150 crore in the next 50 years as the country is not prepared for it.

"This is only possible when the government makes a law that third child wouldn't be allowed to vote, neither contest election nor he/she enjoys any type of privileges and facilities given by the government," he went on.

Reaction

Owaisi dismissed Ramdev's theory by using Modi's example

Ramdev's statement got a reaction from AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi. He cited PM-elect Narendra Modi's example to support his point.

Modi is the third child among his six siblings. Owaisi said as per Ramdev's logic, he should not be given voting rights either.

"There is no law preventing people from saying downright unconstitutional things, but why do Ramdev's ideas receive undue attention?" he tweeted.

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Owaisi also mocked Ramdev's yoga skills

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Subsequently, Singh said India should learn from China

Subsequently, Singh said India should learn from China

Wading into the controversy, Singh said there was nothing wrong in Ramdev's comments.

"If China didn't ensure population check, there would not have been any development. If we don't check population, it would lead to resource shortage and other issues," he said.

In an apparent reference to Owaisi, Singh said, "Protesting against population control for 'votocracy' is not right."

Notably, Giriraj is going to Parliament after a thumping victory

Known for his controversial remarks, Singh won the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections by a margin of over 4.22 lakh votes. He contested from Bihar's Begusarai from where CPI fielded Kanhaiya Kumar and RJD gave a ticket to Tanveer Hassan.

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What did Baba Ramdev say about population control?

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Baba Ramdev said the government should bring a law under which the third child should not be allowed to vote.

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AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked why was Ramdev getting so much attention. He also reminded that Narendra Modi is the third child and by Ramdev's logic, he should also not be allowed to vote.

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Giriraj Singh supported Ramdev's comments and said India should learn something from China.

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Giriraj Singh fought elections from Begusarai, Bihar.

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