New Delhi, November 4: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev pitched a controversy on Sunday by suggesting that bachelors in the nation should be "honoured", whereas, those with more than 2 children should be stripped of voting rights.
With a population of 125 crore people, the rational approach would be to reward those who detist from leading a family wife, Ramdev said. "Special honours should be reserved for those who, like me, do not marry," he added. BJP Bats For 'Two-Child Policy' in India, Cites Example of '90s Iran.
On the other hand, those who marry and give birth to more than two offsprings, should be "penalised", Ramdev proposed. "Their voting rights taken," he further said.
Ramdev's suggestion comes in the backdrop of a similar demand raked up by members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Union Minister and BJP MP from Bihar, Giriraj Singh has targeted the minority Muslim community for bludgeoning population of the nation. "If corrective steps are not taken, the demographics will be completely reversed by 2050," he had claimed.
Meanwhile, Ramdev said the secret to his early success as an entrepreneur lies in bachelorhood. "I don't go around with the baggage (of having a family). I have created brands. I want to make 1,000 such brands which will make India the world's biggest economy by 2050," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The Patanjali Ayurveda chief further claimed that marriage is a cumbersome task, which imposes restrictions on an individual. "It's tough. Marriage is not an easy thing, many are yet to get married, and several are done with it. And if you have a child, then you will have to bear with them for the entire life," he added.