In yet another bizarre statement from the BJP camp, its lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh’s Guna segment Pannalal Shakya on Wednesday said that “a woman should remain infertile than producing non-sanskari children.”
Congress came up with slogan of 'Gharibi Hatao' but instead wiped out the poor.There are women who give birth to such leaders. Women should rather remain infertile than produce kids who are not 'sanskari' & who deform society: Guna BJP MLA Pannalal Shakya (13.6.18) #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/6qhfV8LOyM
— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2018
Shakya reportedly made the suggestion after accusing Congress leaders of wiping out the poor instead of removing poverty. “There are women who give birth to such leaders,” he said.The legislator cited the example of Ram, whose character in the mythological epic Ramayana “makes us praise his mother Kaushalya, who brought him to the world”.
The 57-year-old lawmaker, while speaking at the Guna Government College on March 25 had a tip for girls on safety issues. “They shouldn’t make boyfriends; atrocities against them will stop,” Mr Shakya told the students. He also advised boys to “refrain from embracing the western culture of making girlfriends.”
The BJP legislator had questioned the patriotism of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for choosing Italy over India for his wedding venue. While inaugurating a ‘Skill India Centre’, Mr Shakya, told a gathering: “Virat earned money in India… But he didn’t find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable?”
Several BJP leaders have come in the line of fire in recent past over several remarks, with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Debtaking the crown for the maximum controversial statements.
He first said that mechanical engineers should not civil services and later went on to clarify that only civil engineers should join civil services.
Next, he advised graduates to avoid chasing jobs and rear cows to get Rs 10 lakh in 10 years in their bank accounts.
But the ultimate gem was this:
“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. How could Sanjaya (the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra) give a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra? It means internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time,” he said.