Patna: Amidst uproar after the release of census data, Shiv Sena’s announcement of Rs 2 lakh reward for every Hindu family, which has five children, has left everyone astonished.
Not to be left behind, RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav has claimed his rightful Rs 4 lakh. Speaking to Faking News he said, “Nine children ka father hai hum, batao kitna paisa banta hai hamara. Dus lakh banta hai na. Hum Uddhav Thackeray sahab se request karta hu ki woh humko hamara paisa de.“
But Shiv Sena spokesperson has flatly refuted Lalu Yadav’s claim saying, “Our scheme is only valid for a family that has five kids, which are born between 2010 to 2015. Lalu Yadav doesn’t fit that criterion.”
BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj has welcomed this move of Shiv Sena and said, “I am very glad that Shiv Sena has set the threshold to 5 children. It is one more than the minimum-children (four) that a Hindu woman should have to protect Hinduism and Sanatan Dharma.”
Meanwhile, Mulayam Singh Yadav has raised doubts over this scheme and said it defies his logic. Speaking to party workers he said, “A man can never have four children from a single woman. It is not practical. This scheme is vague and purposeless. Since no one can ever have five children from a single wife, everybody will violate preconditions of this scheme.”
Experts are of the opinion that it is a politically motivated move by Shiv Sena and likely to cause polarization in Bihar before the assembly election. Sonia Gandhi has alleged and said, “Polarization is BJP’s masterstroke to win elections.”
She further added, “A Yale study confirms that my allegations are genuine.”
Lalu Prasad, however was adamant and said, “Either give me Rs 4 lakh or abort this scheme.”
VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi too had a few words to say. While supporting this scheme she said, “People who are opposing this scheme should go to Pakistan.”
Lalu’s demand on this issue has given birth to another protest. Parents who have only four children born between 2010 to 2015, are now demanding that the applicability period of this scheme be extended by 9 months.