Taking a jibe at UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over state’s two-child policy, NCP’s national spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the UP CM should bring a ‘no child or more child policy’.
NCP’s national spokesperson Nawab Malik slammed UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday over its two-child policy in the state, saying that Maharashtra already has such policy in place. He even suggested Yogi Adityanath to bring either a ‘no child or more child policy.’
“It’s being said that Yogi government will bring a two-child policy in UP. We would like to inform that there is a two-child policy in Maharashtra for the last 21 years. Parents with more than two children can’t fight local body elections and can’t take benefit of government schemes. Yogi ji should bring either no child policy or more child policy. On one hand, many BJP leaders who are unmarried and don’t have children will get support. BJP leaders like Sakshi Maharaj ask Hindus to give birth to more children. Hence, Yogi ji should pay heed to the advice of his party leaders,” he said.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday released the new population policy for 2021-2030. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that there should be a gap between two children in order to control the population in the state.
It also promotes a two-child policy, violation of which would mean people will be debarred from contesting local body elections, applying for government jobs or receiving any government subsidy.
‘Chor ki dari mein tinka’, BJP hits back at NCP
NCP chief Sharad Pawar refuted reports which claimed that the newly-formed Ministry of Cooperation at the Centre may ‘hijack the cooperative movement’ in Maharashtra. He said that the concept is not new, but the Centre cannot interfere in the state’s cooperative sector.
Reacting to this, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar said ‘Chor ki dari main tinka’ (The wrong-doer protests the most) suggesting that NCP leaders are scared that their misdeeds will come to the fore.
Maharashtra’s Minorities Minister Nawab Malik asked Ashish Shelar to clarify who was he referring to.
“I didn’t expect Ashish ji to make comments against his party. He should clarify who was he referring to. Who is that person with beard?”
Patole says he is ”under watch”; NCP asserts claim based on incomplete info
The NCP said the allegations of Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole that his party leaders are under surveillance on orders from CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra were based on incomplete information.
“Special branch department of the police keeps track of political programmes and movements of all political leaders. There are former chief ministers in the Congress party and they are aware of these procedures. Patole should confirm facts from them. If he doesn’t want police security for him and his party leaders he should give it in writing to the home department,” he added.