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"Also No. of Illegitimate Children Ministers Have": Salman on UP Population Control Bill

Adityanath government in UP has unveiled its new policy on population control for 2021-30 on the occasion of the World Population Day on July 11

Monday July 12, 2021 11:41 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Salman Khurshid on UP Population Control Bill

New Delhi: After UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled the draft population control bill, Congress leader Salman Khurshid said the state should tell how many "legitimate or illegitimate" children ministers have.

While other opposition parties have termed it as an election gimmick, commenting on the draft bill Khurshid said the state government should share how many "legitimate and illegitimate children" its ministers have.

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Khurshid said:

"Politicians should declare how many children they have. I will also declare how many I have and then it should be discussed."

The Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has unveiled its new policy on population control for 2021-30 on the occasion of the World Population Day on July 11.

"Community Centric Approach"

Adityanath has called for a "community-centric approach" to population control so that better facilities may be made available to the people and the state can be developed properly.

"Poverty and illiteracy are major factors for population explosion. There is also a lack of awareness about population in certain communities and we therefore need community-centric awareness efforts," he said.

According to a government spokesmen, the state's total fertility rate is 2.7 per cent currently whereas it should ideally be less than 2.1 per cent.

Besides the opposition parties, BJP's own ally Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has found a number of loopholes in Adityanath's population contol bill.


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