New Delhi: In a bizarre statement, Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday said that if any couple has more than two children then they should not be given the right to vote and people who choose to remain unmarried should be given special honour.

“In this country, people who never get married should be given special honour. And if someone chooses to get married, then there should be a restriction on that couple to produce only two children. Anyone having more than two children should be deprived of voting rights,” the Yoga guru said, while addressing an event.

#WATCH: Yog Guru Ramdev says, “is desh mein jo hamari tarah se vivah na kare unka vishesh samman hona chahiye, aur vivah kare, to 2 se jyada santaan paida kare to uski voting right nahi honi chahiye” pic.twitter.com/hXhsZtM07l

Contrary to Ramdev’s statement, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj had earlier asked Hindu women to have at least four children. “This is why I… Want to request women to give birth to at least four children. Give one to sadhus and ascetics. Media says there are ceasefire violations happening, so send another to the border,” the saffron-clad MP from Unnao had said.

Another BJP MLA Surendra Singh had said that every Hindu couple should produce five children. “Population of Hindus should increase. Every mahant believes that one Hindu couple should produce at least 5 children to keep the power of Bharatiya, Hindutva intact,” he had said.

West Bengal’s BJP leader Shyamal Goswami had said, “I want to tell my Hindu mothers and sisters that if they don’t have five children, there will be no equilibrium in India in future. Don’t misunderstand me. To protect Hinduism and Sanatan Dharma, it is necessary for all Hindus to give birth to five children.”