Terming “demographic change” a threat to India’s “unity and integrity”, BJP leader and minister Giriraj Singh has said democracy is “safe” in the country as long as Hindus remain in the majority.
Delivering a lecture in Bhopal, the minister said social harmony and development would be “in danger” the day the population of the majority community starts decreasing, according to news agency PTI. He said nationalism was in a “kind of danger” due to demographic changes.
“…Democracy is safe in the country as long as majority (Hindu) population is there. The day the population of the majority community starts decreasing, the democracy, development and social harmony will be in danger,” he said at the lecture on nationalism in Bhopal.
“Hindu population has dipped in 54 districts in states like Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, besides some other states. These districts are Muslim majority and this demographic change is a threat to the unity and integrity of the country,” the BJP leader said.
He said a family planning law for all faiths should be enacted. “…With all responsibility, I say that the social harmony has taken a beating and nationalism has declined (in areas) where the population of Hindus has declined,” he said.