Not just one or two but a whopping 125 Members of Parliament have signed a written petition which was addressed to the President Ramnath Kovind over the matter of the implementation of 2-child law for population control in our country.
During an interaction with a leading news portal, Satna MP Ganesh Singh stated that the policy of 2 children should be introduced keeping religion and politics at aside for the overall welfare of the nation.
4 BJP MPs had a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on 13th August and submitted the demand letter which asked for a ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ law to be passed in the country.
The country's population is increasing and as the reason for an emergency, BJP MPs want the law to be mandatory for all the Indian citizens. Ganesh Singh further stated that it is necessary to educate and illuminate illiterate and socially-economically backward families about family planning.
Anil Chaudhary of Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation’s said that the ones who won't follow this law should face a sentence. Governmental facilities including the right to vote should be revoked from those who do not agree with the law and go on to have a third child. As per Chaudhary, those who carry on having another one, they should be imprisoned.
India has surpassed over 135 crores in terms of population and it is mandatory to implement such a policy to exist in order to control the possibility of exceeding China when it comes to population.
While the move is agreed upon by most, the opposition was quick to question the BJP’s silence on Sakshi Maharaj advocating 4 wives and 40 children per family.
NCP Leader Nawab Malik called this move as a double standard and stated, “First of all they must convince the Sangh Parivar, their sadhvis, their people, MPs like Sakshi Maharaj, the MPs should go convince them first only then they would have the moral right to take a signature campaign.”