'They hug like they want to eat each other': Sakshi Maharaj says couples displaying love in public should be arrested

In a remark that may stoke another controversy, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj said couples displaying their affection in public should be put behind bars.

File image of Sakshi Maharaj. Courtesy: CNN-News18

File image of Sakshi Maharaj. Courtesy: CNN-News18

"Be it a motorcycle, car or park, couples can be seen behaving in a vulgar fashion. They hug each other as if the girl will eat the boy or the boy will eat the girl," the Lok Sabha member from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh said.

Maharaj told reporters in Bharatpur in Rajasthan, "It will be appropriate to take action and put such couples behind
bars before anything wrong occurs."

Known for not mincing his words, the BJP leader said everyone ignores them but when rape occurs people demand action by the police.

Maharaj, who had earlier defended Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, said he had no ties with him but some  political leaders seek cooperation of fake godmen to fetch votes.

The Dera chief has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two of his disciples. "People such as Ram Rahim and Rampal have emerged from vote bank politics and political leaders need to introspect on whether such godmen (babas) should be encouraged," he said.

Ram Rahim and Rampal were "hypocrites", he alleged. On the Rohingya Muslim refugees issue, the BJP MP said they had no right to stay in the country.

Updated Date: Sep 20, 2017 22:42 PM

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