After caste census, population control faultline erupts between Nitish, BJP | Political Pulse News,The Indian Express
Following Bihar BJP minister Neeraj Singh Bablu’s recent remark that there was “an urgent need of population control policy besides just having caste census”, CM Nitish Kumar disapproved of his idea.
The game of one-upmanship, marked with posturings and counter-posturings, between the two ruling alliance partners in Bihar, the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) and its senior partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has continued unabated on various issues.
The latest instance of the JD(U) and the BJP being at odds with each other is over the population control policy.
Following Bihar BJP minister Neeraj Singh Bablu’s recent remark that there was “an urgent need of population control policy besides just having caste census”, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar disapproved of his idea, while adding that everyone was entitled to their own opinion.
“It (population control policy) does not work. Take the example of China that had a one-child norm and then two-child norm, and now having a discussion on three children. I have visited China and experienced how people (parents) are not getting enough family members to take care of them,” Nitish said.
Union minister and BJP MP from Begusarai, Giriraj Singh, also rose to make a pitch for a population control policy.