Patna: Union Minister Griraj Singh today made a controversial statement saying that Hindus should seriously think of increasing their population in the country.
Talking to media he stated: “There is a need to increase population of Hindus in the country. They should take this issue seriously as their population has been decreasing in eight states in the country,” Griraj told media here.
“Muslims population has increased from mere 10 per cent at the time of India’s independence in 1947 to 24 per cent now and Hindus population has decreased from 90 per cent in 1947 to 76 per cent now,” the minister said.
He further asked to review the definition of minority tag to Muslims as their population have increased in some districts to blocks and villages to a level where they ceased to be minority.