The state government will bring a law on population control “at the right time”, said the Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday.
In July, the government presented a policy aimed at stabilizing the population in Uttar Pradesh and reducing maternal and infant mortality for a specific period, with Adityanath describing the rising population as a “development hurdle”.
“Everything is done at an appropriate time. The media used to ask the BJP when they would announce a date for the construction of the Ram Temple, but the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) laid the foundation stone of the temple in Ayodhya on August 5th last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone must be happy now, “said Adityanath at a conclave.
“Similarly, Article 370 has also been deleted by the Union Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah,” he said.
On August 5, 2019, the center repealed Article 370, which granted the former state of Jammu and Kashmir a special status, and divided it into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
When asked about his latest ‘abba jaan’ comment, the prime minister said at the ‘News 24’ conclave: “You (the opposition) want the voice of Muslims, but are irritated by ‘abba jaan’.”
In Kushinagar, in an apparent attack on the Samajwadi party, Adityanath had said that people who said “abba jaan” used to digest the entire ration.
Regarding the population law for Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister said: “Everything has its right time and must be done in the right place.”
“If 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 in silence,” said Adityanath.
In July, a bill on population control was published on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission, inviting proposals from the public until the 19th of the month.
It states that people in Uttar Pradesh who have more than two children are excluded from voting in local government elections, running for government posts or receiving any kind of subsidy.
The bill also aims to ban promotions to government jobs for such people while providing incentives for those who limit their children to two people.
The law commission is said to have passed the bill to the government.
On the tweet from Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav alleging that there was a record number of riots in the state, Adityanath said, “The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that it is there was no communal unrest in Uttar Pradesh. “
They (opposition) do not depend on their intelligence, but on Twitter, he said.
When asked about Yadav’s claims that he was inaugurating the work that was done during the SP government, the prime minister said: “The situation that arose in 2017 when the couple (Congress and SP alliance for the elections) came together is in their nature, the state. “
“The BJP will form the next government with over 350 seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections,” he said.
When asked whether he would be prime minister again, Adityanath said, “If you say that, I accept it. Thank you very much for your good wishes.”
Polls for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh congregation are due next year. The BJP had won 312 seats last time.