Dr Swamy gives Brinda Karat a lesson on economics

via HK - New Delhi published on November 24, 2005

NEW DELHI: Janata Party President Dr Subramanian Swamy has blasted the CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat for her reported criticism of RSS Sarsanghachalak  K S Sudarshan’s remarks that  the Hindus in the country should have larger families to maintain the religious population ratios in India.


In a hardhitting statement issued on Wednesday evening, Dr Swamy pointed out the hollowness and foolishness of Ms. Karat’s claim that the differential population growth rate and fertility had nothing to with religion but was determined by the economic development levels of the various religious groups.


“Research in economics of population reveals by a sophisticated statistical regression analysis that even after eliminating the differences in per capita incomes of religious communities, fertility differences remain and have to be ascribed to religion. That is why despite rising per capita incomes of Christian and Muslim  communities in India since 1951, their population growth has accelerated since 1981 while Hindu rate has declined,” said Dr Swami, an economist of international repute.


Dr Swamy also said  in the statement that the RSS chief’s  suggestion was only with the good intention of safeguarding the Hindu character and foundation of India. “It was not a fatwa for Ms. Karat to implement that she should be so agitated about. It was instead to initiate a debate which the RSS chief has done. What Ms. Karat should make clear is whether she has any other solution for maintaining the religious composition of India in light of Islamic and Evangelical preaching to increase their population,” Dr swami, a former Union Minister of Law and Company Affairs said in the statement.     


Dr Swamy also pointed out that the reported statement of Ms Brinda Karat was yet another proof of the bankruptcy of the CPM. He congratulated Mr Sudarshan for alerting the country to a future danger.


It may be noted that this is the second time Ms Brinda Karat is coming out in the open against suggestions put forward by the RSS Sarsanghachalak. Mr Sudarshan had asked the financially strong Hindu women to devote more time to their children and families than selecting a career, the CPM’s  middle-aged  glamour women attacked the former for “male chauvinism”. But she goes on telling one and all that she and her husband Prakash Karat decided not to have children because it may not be possible for them to look after the kids in view of their busy engagements which extend all over the world.           


Another Politburo member of the party S Ramachandran Pillai too had charged the RSS leader for his remarks. But Mr Pillai was totally silent when the Imam of New Delhi and the Catholic Bishops Conference of India came out openly against the two-child norms and birth control regulations.

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