Will retire from politics as soon as population explosion is curbed: Giriraj Singh

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 17, 2019, 08.37 AM(IST) Written By: Bharat Sharma

File photo: Giriraj Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Singh referred to the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and population control as the basic tenets of his political career

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday claimed that he will retire from politics once a population control law is initiated. 

He referred to the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and population control as the basic tenets of his political career. 

"My task to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya has come to an end. The time has come to retire for people like me. I will retire from politics once a rule to control population growth kicks in," the minister said.

Singh, 67, is infamous for making controversial remarks and had strongly favoured legislation to control the population in the country.

The BJP has a policy of not fielding leaders into elections who are older than 75 years. By that logic, he has eight years before his position in the party is invalidated. 

In October this month, Singh participated in a yatra organised to spread awareness regarding population control and called for checking it.

Earlier, in January, the minister suggested that certain communities were especially responsible for the population explosion.

(With inputs from ANI)