Speaking at a religious function on Friday, the MP had said, "We say four wives and 40 children won't do, won't do, won't do.it is not the time for four wives and 40 children".
Meanwhile, UP Congress leader Akhilesh Singh was quoted by CNN-News18 as saying: "The BJP leader's communal remarks are a trick to divert attention from promises made by PM Modi".
Coming under Opposition fire, the BJP commented that "the party had nothing to do with the views expressed by the leader".
He also said that Hindus were not having enough children."Hindu ghataa aur desh bataa", he said.
"I said four wives and forty children will not be allowed, can not be allowed".
Congress' KC Mittal has said that the party will move the Election Commission. He said that he was ready to face the Election Commission if he was wrong. "On basis of recent SC judgement, will request EC to issue appropriate instructions to district Election officers, block officers".
Addressing a sant samagan event, BJP MP said, "Jansankhya badhane ke liye hindu zimmedar nahi hain. Elections can not be won by creating a stressful environment", Senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal told ANI.
Noting that Maharajs comments were first such remarks after the Supreme Court outlawed seeking votes in the name of religion or caste, JD (U) spokesperson K C Tyagi alleged the BJP MP was "trying to polarise voters on religious grounds" in the poll-bound state. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that this shouldn't be seen as BJP's stand.
"The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration in connection with the statement issued by Sakshi Maharaj yesterday", the Chief Electoral Officer here said.