New Delhi, Feb 2: Days after backing BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his controversial 'four children' remark, BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi courted fresh row. Instead of apologising of her controversial remarks the leader has defended her remarks by asserting that she only asked Hindu women to produce four children not 40 puppies.
Earlier on Jan 11, Sadhvi Prachi backed the Unnao MP's statement of having four kids to protect Hindu religion at a VHP conclave.
Meanwhile, reacting to Sadhvi Prachi's controversial remark, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai told reporters, "BJP won't humor any such statements, no matter who it is by. Will personally speak to her on this."
Addressing a gathering at VHP's Virat Hindu conclave in Bhilwara, BJP leader said, "A lion doesn't have just one child... we also need four children in each family. One will fight the enemies on the border, give one to saints, give another to VHP for social work."
Sadhvi's remark comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the party leaders, time and again, to desist from any controversial statements on Hindutva issue.
Sadhvi had contested the 2012 Assembly elections on BJP ticket from Purkazi constituency in UP. She was among around 40 persons accused of inciting riots through their provocative speeches in Muzaffarnagar and was later granted bail.
Demanding a law to ban forced conversions, Sadhvi Prachi supported the VHP's 'Ghar Wapsi' or reconversion programme as well.