Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India’s Federal Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh convent schools were producing “beef eaters”.
Indian Minister suggested that students should be taught ‘Bhagwad Gita’ (Hindus’ holy book) and ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ (Hindus’ devotional hymn) to inculcate traditional Indian values so as to tame the rot.
He expressed these views in a ceremony on Thursday and said “although the Convent educated students go on to become IITians and qualify the prestigious Indian Civil Services exams yet overwhelming majority of them eat beef due to lack of familiarity with traditional values and culture.”
Earlier, Giriraj Singh gave a remark that the Muslims would have to say “Vande Matram” (Mother, I bow to thee) if they want to stay in India.
“Vande Matram” is a Bengali poem composed by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1870s which he later included in his novel “Anandmath”.
BJP leader also proposed two-child norm to stabilize population growth and then blaming he blames “religion” for the population boom in the country.
He also favored disfranchisement of those who have more than two children.
The minister had triggered another controversy earlier when he described Muslims as the “descendants” of Lord Ram and then demanded for renaming all places associated with Mughals who ruled India for some 200 years.
He also said that Bakhtiyar Khilji, an Afghan military general “Khilji had invaded and plundered Bihar “Won’t you claim your own properties which were once usurped by the powerful and mighty at one point of time?” BJP leader Giriraj Singh asked in October last year.