BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who stirred a controversy by asking Hindu women to produce at least four children, remained defiant Tuesday despite being issued a show-cause notice by his party.
“I will talk to my party, not to you,” he told reporters here.
The parliamentarian from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, who was served the notice by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday, denied he has received any.
“I have not got any notice yet. I will respond to the notice if I get it… Even if I get any notice, it is an internal matter of the party, I will not discuss it with media,” he said.
Party spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said action was taken as the MP made the statement despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s instruction to legislators to restrain from such comments.
“A strong message was given during winter session by the prime minister that MPs should not make controversial statements,” Rao said.
Addressing a gathering in Meerut, Sakshi Maharaj said the concept of four wives and 40 children will not work in India and the time has come when a Hindu woman must produce at least four children in order to protect Hindu religion.