On Tuesday, the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath said that it would impose the population control law “at the right time.” In July, the government revealed a policy that strives to stabilise the population in Uttar Pradesh and decrease maternal and infant deaths, with Adityanath terming the rising population a “hurdle in development.”
“Everything is done at an appropriate time. The media earlier used to question the BJP on when it would announce a date for the Ram temple’s construction, but the prime minister (Narendra Modi), despite the COVID-19 pandemic, laid the foundation stone of the temple in Ayodhya on August 5th last year, and all need to be happy now,” Adityanath said at a conclave.
“Similarly, Article 370 was also scrapped by the prime minister and Union Home Minister Amit Shah,” he said. On August 5th, 2019, the Centre had repealed Article 370, which gave erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir special status and bifurcated it into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
At the News 24 conference, when asked to comment about his recent ”abba jaan” remark, the CM said, ”They (opposition) want the vote of Muslims but are getting irritated with abba jaan.” In Kushinagar, Adityanath, in a clear strike against the Samajwadi Party, said people who say “abba jaan” used to absorb all the ration earlier.
About the population law for Uttar Pradesh, the chief minister said, “Everything has a right time and has to be done at the right place. When the population law is brought, it will be done with fanfare, in the knowledge of the media as we do not believe in doing anything silently,” Adityanath said.
In July, a draft law on population control was posted on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission, welcoming recommendations from the people till the 19th of the month. The law states that people raising more than two children in Uttar Pradesh will be barred from standing for local bodies polls, applying for government jobs, or obtaining any subsidy.
The draft proposal also seeks to obstruct promotions in government jobs for such people while granting incentives to those abiding by the population law. The law commission said the draft bill had been handed over to the government.