How many ‘legitimate and illegitimate children’ of ministers? Salman Khurshid on UP’s proposed population control policy | India News

NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh authorities’s proposed draft invoice on inhabitants management has evoked sharp reactions from the opposition events, who’ve referred to as it BJP’s election propaganda forward of the meeting elections within the state subsequent 12 months.
Reacting strongly to the transfer, senior Congress chief and former Union minister Salman Khurshid requested the state authorities to share what number of “professional and illegitimate kids” its ministers have.
“Politicians ought to declare what number of kids they’ve. I may even declare what number of I’ve after which it must be mentioned,” he mentioned.
When requested to elaborate on his assertion on professional and illegitimate kids, Khurshid mentioned, “Those that contemplate it improper ought to discuss to me.”
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had on Sunday unveiled the Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030. The intention of the draft coverage is to regular the rising inhabitants within the state and scale back maternal and toddler deaths in a time-bound method.
The 40-page coverage doc mentions that “makes an attempt can be made to make sure there’s a inhabitants steadiness amongst numerous communities within the state. Intensive campaigns can be run in communities, teams, and geographical areas the place fertility charges have been greater.”
‘Ban marriages for subsequent 20 years … however the place will you get individuals to combat if there’s a battle’
Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Sambhal, Shaqfiqur Rahman Barq mentioned the state authorities ought to ban marriages if it desires to stabilise rising inhabitants.
“It will be higher to cease marriages. Nobody must be allowed to get married for the subsequent 20 years and no kids will probably be born,” he mentioned slamming the state authorities’s transfer.
“It (draft invoice) is an electoral propaganda. They (BJP) take a look at all the things from a political angle. They only wish to win elections and do not take any choice within the curiosity of the individuals. Since meeting election is coming, they’re involved about it. By the grace of Allah, we is not going to allow them to win,” Barq mentioned on Sunday night.
“Those that will problem the regulation of Allah will get completed,” the MP from Sambhal mentioned additional.
Barq mentioned whereas China was encouraging its residents to have extra kids, India was doing the other which could backfire in case of a battle.
“A variety of births are going down in China and also you (India) are stopping individuals from having kids. A time will come once we will probably be only a few. If there’s a battle, then from the place will you convey individuals to combat,” Barq mentioned.
Chief of opposition in UP meeting, Ram Govind Chowdury charged that the state authorities had failed on all fronts be it regulation and order or offering employment.
“To divert consideration from its failure, it’s bringing a invoice. Inhabitants will be managed by means of consciousness. Individuals at the moment are themselves conscious and contemplating two baby norm,” Chowdhury informed reporters in Ballia.
“If somebody has two daughters, will he not go for the third within the hope that will probably be a son. There’s a inhabitants management regulation already,” he mentioned.
What the draft Invoice proposes …
The propsed draft of the inhabitants management invoice says it’s essential to manage and stabilise the inhabitants of the state for the promotion of sustainable growth with extra equitable distribution.
The Invoice proposes that folks having greater than two kids within the state will probably be debarred from contesting native physique polls, making use of for presidency jobs or receiving any form of subsidy.
It additionally prohibits promotions in authorities jobs for such individuals, whereas providing incentives to these limiting their kids to 2.
Ideas have been invited from the general public on the draft Invoice until July 19.
If enacted, the provisions of the proposed laws titled The Uttar Pradesh Inhabitants (Management, Stabilisation and Welfare) Invoice, 2021 will come into pressure after one 12 months from the date of publication within the Gazette, in keeping with the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission (UPSLC) web site.
‘Take away one-child norm from draft inhabitants management Invoice’
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has advised to the Uttar Pradesh authorities to take away the one-child coverage norm from its draft inhabitants management Invoice, saying it’s prone to result in furthering of the imbalance between totally different communities and contraction of the inhabitants as nicely.
The saffron outfit has additionally requested the Yogi Adityanath authorities to take away “the anomaly” of rewarding or punishing the kid, as a substitute of the mother and father, from the Uttar Pradesh Inhabitants (Management, Stabilisation and Welfare) Invoice, 2021.
In a letter to Uttar Pradesh State Regulation Fee (UPSCL), VHP’s working president Alok Kumar has mentioned the inhabitants in a society stabilises when the typical variety of kids born to a lady in her reproductive life is marginally above two.
In a contracting inhabitants, the ratio between the working-age inhabitants and the dependent inhabitants will get disrupted, he mentioned.
In an excessive case, the one-child coverage would result in a scenario the place there is just one working-age grownup to take care of two mother and father and 4 grandparents, he added.
China had adopted the one-child coverage in 1980, however needed to withdraw it inside three many years to recover from such a scenario, the VHP chief mentioned.
He added that the imbalance between totally different communities has been “rising” in a number of states.
(With inputs from PTI)

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