Will retire once law enacted to control population: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh has said he would retire from politics 'the day a legislation was enacted to control population' in the country.

The firebrand BJP leader, while talking to reporters, claimed that two of his long-cherished dreams -- Centre scrapping Kashmir's special provisions and the apex court verdict for Ram temple construction at Ayodhya -- have been recently fulfilled.

"It's time I take retirement from politics as two of my wishes have been fulfilled. I will make an exit the day a bill is enacted to control population," he said.

Giriraj, Minister of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries in the Narendra Modi-led government, had been pitching for a stringent legislation to control the burgeoning population in the country.

He had thanked the Assam government when it came out with its two-child policy, which entailed that people with more than two kids will not be eligible for government jobs in the northeast state.