- Protest against Population Control Bill.
- Opposition and JDU in opposition.
- The Yogi government is adamant that there is no going back.
The JDU alleged that the Population Control Bill would intensify divisions among the people. He also demanded that the government withdraw from the move. The Samajwadi Party and the Congress have accused the government of making the move ahead of the upcoming assembly elections. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections.
Despite strong opposition, Yogi Adityanath is adamant that he will not back down from the Population Control Bill. The population of the state is growing rapidly. The population of the state is over 22 crores. This is a challenging situation, including in the health sector. Government sources said there were problems, including food shortages. The government is defending itself by highlighting the circumstances, including the spread of Covid.
The UP Law Commission has been given till July 19 to comment on the draft of the Population Control Bill. With the implementation of the new law, couples with more than two children will have strict control. They do not receive government subsidies or government-assisted welfare schemes. There will also be restrictions on applying for government jobs. Even if there are more than two children, the total ration benefit received by the family will be limited to four. It will also bring control to contest local elections. At the same time, there are reports that the government will provide more benefits to families with only two children.
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