Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP from Unnao, described Hyderabad as a terror centre sheltering many “traitors” and asked why there should be a row over his statement that Hindus should have more children.
In the city to take part in a day-long Mahasabha of the Hindu Vahini on Saturday, he referred to a controversial speech made by MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi a few months ago and said the legislator should remember that he could not reach Pakistan within 15 minutes if the situation spiralled out of control.
“Muslims do not have a religion. They only believe in ending humanity. It is right to say that not every Muslim is a terrorist, but is also true that every terrorist is a Muslim,” he said.
Calling secularism a sickness, he said he would push for introducing the Bhagavad Gita in schools nationwide. “In Madrasas, they teach Quran and in convent schools they promote Bible. Nobody had a problem with this, but the moment we proposed introducing Bhagavad Gita [in schools], there were more Hindus opposing it than people from other religions. The fact is the Gita is more about nationalistic spirit.”
He reiterated his earlier stand that Hindus had to be in majority for India to remain the largest democracy in the world. “Why should there be a furore if I say Hindus should have more children,” he asked. “I had only said that let there be a law regarding restricting family size that will apply to people of all religions. If not, I said, Hindus should have more children to remain a majority.”