Controversial Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament Giriraj Singh created a furore with his tweet on minority status to Muslims in India asking the government to rollback 'minority' status allotted to the community. He called for a review of the definition of minorities in the country while sharing a report on a global research foundation stating that India will be home to the highest Muslim population in the world by 2050.
हिंदुस्तान में मुस्लिम की जनसंख्या इतनी है की उन्हें अब अल्पसंख्यक से बाहर होना चाहिए,आज देश को जरूरत है अल्पसंख्यक की परिभाषा पर एक बहस की। pic.twitter.com/lm3Mgalf66
हिंदुस्तान में मुस्लिम की जनसंख्या इतनी है की उन्हें अब अल्पसंख्यक से बाहर होना चाहिए,आज देश को जरूरत है अल्पसंख्यक की परिभाषा पर एक बहस की। pic.twitter.com/lm3Mgalf66— Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) March 4, 2017
"Looking the at growing population of Muslims in our country, the government should rollback the 'minority status' accorded to the community," he said in a tweet. His tweet comes at a time when parties are indulging in caste and community based lobbying in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh polls where Muslim votes are crucial.
This is not the first time the MP has spoken on minority status to Muslims in India. In October 2016, the MP had suggested that Hindus consider increasing their population to counter the spike in Muslim population in the country. He had then pushed for a review of 'definition of a minority' as well. "We need to have a relook on the definition of minority tag given to the Muslims having a population of over 20 crores in the country," he had said.