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Women Should Give Birth To Sanskari Kids Or Remain Infertile: MP BJP MLA Pannalal Shakya

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| June 14 , 2018 , 14:00 IST

A BJP legislator in the state of Madhya Pradesh has made a bizarre and controversial statement on women especially the mothers of Congress leaders.

As per ANI, Guna MLA and BJP leader Panna Lal Shakya on Wednesday said, “Congress came up with the 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' and who deform the society.”

Reacting to his statement, the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress tweeted, “After religion, will BJP now issue certificates on birth and death? Or should women give birth after seeking permission from BJP leaders? What kind of a shameless statement is this?”

Shakya is known for making controversial and condemnable statements. Speaking at a smartphone distribution programme in March this year he said, "if girls stopped making boyfriends, atrocities against them would stop." He also appealed to the boys not to make girlfriends and imitate western culture.

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Shakya has called Virat Kohli anti-national for choosing a foreign location to get married. While inaugurating a ‘Skill India Centre’ he had reportedly said, "Virat earned money in India... But he didn't find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable? Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Vikramaditya, Yudhishthir got married on this land. You all must have got married here. None of us goes to a foreign country to get married. Kohli earned money here and spent billions there (Italy)... He doesn't have any respect for the country. This proves he is not a patriot."

Following massive furore and widespread criticism his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party had dissociated from his remarks.