Those who give a community color to population control efforts among the “enemies” of the country: Abbas Naqvi

Striking at those who criticize the Yogi Adityanath government’s moves to stabilize the population in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minority Affairs Minister Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday that people doing politics or giving community color to such efforts were “enemies” of the state and the country. .

While addressing the newly elected panchayat representatives during his two-day visit to Rampur, the BJP leader said that population control is the need of the hour and it is heartening that the control campaign of population be launched from Uttar Pradesh, which is India. Most populous state.

Chief Minister Adityanath on Sunday unveiled a policy aimed at stabilizing the population in Uttar Pradesh and reducing maternal and child deaths within a specified timeframe, calling the population increase an “impediment to development”.

A few days ago, a population control bill was posted on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission inviting public submissions until July 19. surveys, apply for government jobs or receive any type of grant.

Naqvi said those who associate the mission of population control with a particular religion are trying to impose their “distorted mentality and communal thinking”. Those who play politics or give communal color to population control efforts in Uttar Pradesh are “enemies” of the country as well as the state, Naqvi said in a statement released by his office.

“Uttar Pradesh is working to raise awareness of population control, and we should welcome the step taken by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath Ji. This step will prove to be a gift for the society and the people. generations to come,” he said.His remarks came after Samajwadi party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq criticized the BJP government over its population control bill and asked where India would get labor in case of a war if people are not allowed to procreate.

The parliamentarian from Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh, said “it is Allah who decides” the number of lives on earth and no control can control that. Calling it the BJP’s “political agenda” ahead of the polls, UP Congress spokesman Ashok Singh in Hindi tweeted, “RSS and BJP leaders are talking about increasing the population. Population control is a subject of the Center. Yogi Adityanath (CM) introduced the Bill bearing in mind the UP Assembly elections. In June, MP Sambhal Iqbal Mehmood said any population control law would be a “conspiracy” against Muslims.

In his remarks, Naqvi said that playing politics and adding the “color of communalism” to the mission of population control is neither in the interest of the country nor of society. The Minority Affairs Minister said that “it is our responsibility to respond to the aspirations of the people”. who elected us and gave us their confidence”. “Our government is for all those who voted for us and also for those who did not vote for us. There should be no discrimination with anyone in terms of development,” he said.

Emphasizing that inclusive development should be the priority, Naqvi said the Center and the state government will provide enough funds for development activities to ensure the welfare of villages, poor people, farmers and communities. weaker sections. He said the BJP’s tenure in the recent panchayat elections was a testament to people’s support for the measures taken by the Narendra Modi government in the Center and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP.

“These results are a crystal clear indication of our victory in the upcoming assembly elections,” Naqvi said. Referring to allegations made by opposition parties in the conduct of panchayat polls, Naqvi said it showed their frustration with successive defeats.

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