Babulal Kharadi, minsiter for tribal area development in Rajasthan urged people to have as many children as they want.
“Produce as many children as you wanted. Don't worry. Prime Minister Modi is there, he will build your house. Then what is the problem,” said Kharadi addressing a camp under Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Nai village, 14 kms from Udaipur.
At a time when BJP is preparing to introduce Population Control Bill, Kharadi, father of eight children and husband of two wives, brought embarrassment to the party and chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma who was also present in the meeting.
The tribal area development minister, who himself is a tribal, lauded schemes and programmes of prime minister Narendra Modi. While stressing upto the fact that BJP government is committed to fulfill expectations of people, he said about producing children in the flow.
“It's dream of Prime Minister that no one sleeps hungry. No one lives without roof. So just produce as many children as possible. Prime minister will build your houses, then where is the problem. Bring PM Modi again in 2024,” Kharadi said.
Babulal Kharadi's simplicity
Babulal Kharadi, four-time MLA from Jhadol in Udaipur district, still lives in a kachcha house with his two wives and eight children. He does farming to make living. Kharadi's simplicity has won everyone's heart. However, people were surprised to see his name in the list of ministers.
People compared Babulal Kharadi with Pratap Chandra Sarangi, member of parliament from Balasore in Odisha. Prime Minister Modi, impressed by his simplicity, made him minister of state for MSME, animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries. But he could not perform and was removed from the cabinet.
A person with strong RSS background, Babulal Kharadi was adjudged best MLA in 2022. He has studied till higher secondary. He was among few people who propagated the philosophy of RSS and BJP in the tribal belt of Udaipur when no one knew about the party.
Babulal Kharadi had been contesting election from Jhadol seat since 2003. He won four times – 2003, 2008, 2018 and 2023 – but lost in the Modi wave in 2013.
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