Amit Shah distances from Sakshi Maharaj's statement

Seeking to distance from party MP Sakshi Maharaj asking Hindu women to have four children, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said it was the former's personal remark and not party's stand.

PTI| Updated: Jan 07, 2015, 20:04 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Seeking to distance from party MP Sakshi Maharaj asking Hindu women to have four children, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said it was the former's personal remark and not party's stand.

"It is his (Maharaj's) own view .. His personal remark. It is not the stand of the party," Shah told reporters while responding to a volley of questions at the end of his two-day visit to Odisha.

Asked whether action would be taken against Maharaj for making such remark, the BJP president said it was for the disciplinary committee of the party to deal with the matter.

Sakshi Maharaj had earlier stoked a row by describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" and was forced to apologise.