Yog guru Ramdev, who has always expressed concern over controlling population in the country, has yet again advised that the government should snatch away the voting rights of people who go for more than two children.
Citing the rising population of India as reason for need of such actions, Ramdev at an event in Aligarh on Wednesday, said: "To control population of the country, voting rights, jobs and treatment facilities should be taken away from people who give birth to more than two kids and whether they are Hindus or Muslims. Then only the population will be controlled."
While inaugurating Patanjali garment in Aligarh, Ramdev, a bachelor himself told media that such people should not be allowed to contest elections, denied admissions in government schools, do not seek treatment in a government hospital and not allowed to take government jobs.
This was not the first time when the yog guru had made such statement. In November last year, he said that people like him, who do not get married, should be accorded special honours.
"In this country, people like me, who never get married, should receive a special honour. Those who get married and produce more than two children should be denied voting rights," Ramdev said at an event.
This is not the first time when Baba Ramdev has made a pitch to control population in India. Earlier while addressing a gathering, he had said that people who get married and have more than two children should not have voting rights.
“Is desh mein jo hamari tarah se vivah na kare unka vishesh samman hona chahiye, aur jo vivah kare, to do se jyada santaan paida kare to, uski voting right nahi honi chahiye (In this country, people who do not get married like me should be given special consideration, and for those who get married and have more than two kids should be debarred from giving votes in the country)," said Yoga Guru Ramdev.
(With ANI inputs)