Patna: Amrendra Pratap Singh, the Agriculture Minister of Bihar, has claimed that the Hindu community population is declining and the Muslim population is increasing in the state. He demanded a law to control the population in the state.
“Whenever the Muslim population increased and the Hindu population decreased, the country was heading towards separation. We have seen that the Muslim population is growing rapidly in the Seemanchal, Mithilanchal and Kosi regions of the state. As a result, the Hindu population is decreasing in many villages in these regions. A dangerous practice is going on there which is certainly of concern to us,” said Singh, a BJP quota minister in Nitish Kumar’s government.
“I firmly believe that implementing the Population Control Law is the only way to stop this trend. Population control is more important than caste-based census. The ruling and opposition political parties speak only of a caste-based census. Why don’t they analyze the rapid population growth of a particular community,” Singh said.
The population control law is an issue that has been raised repeatedly by the BJP in the country. Interestingly, its alliance partners in Bihar like JDU and HAM are against any population control law. They are still advocating for a caste-based census when no lawmaker or minister from either party has made a statement about the increase in population of any particular community.