Our mothers are not baby factories: RSS Bhagwat to Sakshi

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Days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj made controversial remarks asking Hindu mothers to produce at least four kids, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has reportedly said, “our mothers are not baby factories”.

“Hamaari maatayen factory nahin hain, bachcha paida karna vyaktigat nirnay hai (Our mothers are not factories to produce babies, it’s a personal decision to give birth to a child),” the RSS chief said.

The remarks were made by the RSS chief in Kanpur on Monday during talks with delegates related to the Sangh Parivar, according to news reports.

In an apparent reference to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, Bhagwat said that one should think carefully before making such statements.

The Unnao MP had triggered a controversy last month after he said that every Hindu woman should give birth to at least four children to protect Hindu religion.

He said that out of four children, one should join armed forces, one should be put in company of saintly men and two should take care of family.

On the issue of equal representation of women, the RSS chief reportedly said, “Sabhi ko manch par dikhna chahiye.”