'Muslim men use condoms the most in India': Asaduddin Owaisi asks PM Modi to see govt fertility rate data

The Hyderabad MP has been repeatedly attacking the PM over his Rajasthan speech

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Hyderabad MP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM )leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "those who have more children" remark. Owaisi said the BJP leader is trying to spread lies among the Hindu community to infuse hate.

Directly addressing PM Modi's claim that more children are born in the Muslim community, Asaduddin Owaisi said the answer to the question lies in government data itself. The fertility rate among Muslims in India has dropped and men among from community use condoms the most in the country, he said.

"The Prime Minister is saying Muslims are producing more children. The Modi government’s data itself says the fertility rate of Muslims has dropped, but he is saying we are producing more children.

"If anyone uses condoms the most among men in India, they are Muslims. I am not saying this. This is government data," India Today quoted the Lok Sabha MP as saying.

Earlier this week, Owaisi had made the same point to attack the Prime Minister for stereotyping Muslims in a speech. Addressing an election rally in Bihar, the Hyderabad MP said he would like to conduct a post mortem" examination on Modi's speech in Rajasthan where the PM had torn into the Congress manifesto, raking up an old remark of his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

"Modi said Muslims have more children. That is a lie. Fertility rate has declined in the community and, according to official data, it is 2.36 per cent. Though, admittedly, the fertility rate is lower among our Hindu brethren, Owaisi told the rally in Purnea district," PTI quoted him as saying on April 22, Monday.

"Going by Modi's logic, the southern states may start agitating over having fewer MPs in Parliament, just because population growth is less rapid there, though these states contribute more to the GDP than the north," he reportedly added.

As many as 1060 nominations filed by 625 candidates were found to be valid after scrutiny of 1488 papers received for May 13 Lok Sabha polls in Telangana.After the scrutiny on Friday, 428 nominations were rejected, a communication from Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj said on Saturday. 

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