A few weeks after Uttar Pradesh introduced a population control bill and Assam expressed interest in the same, a BJP MP from Tripura made a similar request and said he would present a proposal on this in the next session of the State Assembly, along with one for livestock protection legislation.
Speaking to reporters, MP sudhangshu Das from Fatikroy assembly constituency said, “Both Assam and Tripura have high population in terms of geographical area. We should also propose population control legislation in our assembly.
Expanding on his demand for population control legislation, Das said India was heading for a serious crisis. He also said that the state government has limited resources and that justifies such laws in the public interest.
He also said he will bring forward a private member’s resolution on the unchecked smuggling of livestock, especially livestock, at the next session of the Assembly. Demand has been a long-standing issue for states like Tripura and Assam due to shared international borders with Bangladesh.
“Our Chief Minister has said that he will adopt zero tolerance towards smuggling. The government must ensure that there is no more cattle smuggling in Tripura,” Das said.
He also said that BSF had been instructed to step up security in border areas. The lawmaker’s comments come after a series of mob violence and lynching incidents over suspicions of cattle rustling.
Citing religious beliefs, Das said: “Cows are revered as mothers in Hinduism. The government cannot remain silent if the majority of the people launch a demand to save their faith,” he said.
Resting his faith in Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on his request, Das said the CM had ensured that Tripura made its presence felt on the national stage and hoped he would heed his demands.