India may witness another partition in 2047: Minister

By NT Bureau Published on Sep 16, 2018 02:59 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh has fired a fresh salvo, saying that India may witness another partition in 2047.

Pointing that India saw a partition on the basis of religion in 1947, the BJP leader said that the population has gone up from 33 crore to 135.7 crore in 72 years.

Without naming any community, the Union Minister said that 'the population explosion of divisive forces is dreadful. Taking to microblogging site Twitter, he said that it would become impossible to even mention about India in the times of come.

Making reference to the ongoing controversy over Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP leader tweeted in Hindi, "The country was divided in 1947 on the basis of religion. A similar situation will happen in 2047. In 72 years, the population has gone up from 33 crore to 135.7 crore. The population explosion of divisive forces is dreadful. At present there is uproar over discussion on 35A. It will become impossible to even mention about Bharat in the times to come."

The Union Minister recently said that increasing population was a big issue in India. He had also called for a debate from streets to Parliament over increasing population. He had also demanded a debate on "definition of minorities".

"Increasing population is a big issue in India. There should be a debate from sadak (road) to sansad (Parliament) on population control in the country. There should also be a debate on the definition of minorities. If a strong law is not made on population control then the country will suffer. We need to raise our voice," the BJP leader had said.

In August,the Union Minister had also targeted West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of eyeing Muslim votebank. Asserting that Mamata Banerjee should face action over her remark on Assam NRC, he had referred to the TMC chief as an 'anarchist'.