Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday alleged that "terrorism in the form of love jihad" was hatching a conspiracy "to finish sanatan dharma" and urged followers to unite against it.
The rural development minister was speaking at a programme held in Mohammadabad here to commemorate the death anniversary of former MLA Krishnanand Rai.
"Terrorism has taken a new shape in the form of love jihad...it is hatching a dirty conspiracy to finish 'sanatan dharma' in India. The followers have to unite and will have to foil this conspiracy," he said.
Advocating the need to frame population control laws, Singh said such policies will ensure the holistic development of the country.
"In China, 10 children are born every minute, while in India, 31 babies are born per minute. Due to this, development could not take place at a rapid speed so far," he claimed.
The minister lauded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for tackling crime in the state.
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