Gujarat CM to decide on law to control population at appropriate time
Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the State’s population policy for 2021-2030. Under this bill a two-child norm shall be implemented and promoted. And once the law comes to force a person with more than two children will be debarred from several benefits such as government-sponsored welfare schemes and from contesting elections to the local authority or any body of the local self-government, the draft says. And the ration card units will be limited to four persons.
On the other hand Nitish Kumar, Bihar’s chief minister opposed this bill saying that educating women could help control birth.
And the opposition parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress, BSP and the Samajwadi Party opposed this bill by Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister saying that it has been done for electoral purpose and that it is against the basic tenentments of the Constitution, which gives every citizen right to life and have family.
With many opposition and different opinions, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujuarat will have to take a decision on this aspect
The Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel gave a statement that the Gujarat government will first study the new laws introduced by other states on population before taking any decision.
“Different states are bringing in new laws for population control. The Gujarat government will first study these laws and take an appropriate decision if it is required.” was the statement given by the deputy chief minister to the reporters in Gandhinagar.
Patel gave this statement when Uttar Pradesh’s ruling government introduced a draft of the population control bill which stated that people with more than two children will be debarred from contesting local bodies polls, applying for government jobs or receiving any kind of subsidy,and Gujarat has been following this similar law since a long time and it was successfully implemented.
The BJP leader further said that , “the state government has already implemented a similar law in Gujarat that bars people with more than two children from contesting local body polls, such as taluka panchayat, district panchayat, municipalities and municipal corporation”.
This has been successfully implemented. Similar smaller laws have also been made to control population growth,” said Patel while interacting with media on the sidelines of an event held to inaugurate Maharashtra Samaj Bhavan
Moreover he also said that the government and also the health department will run awareness campaigns to convince people to consider family planning.