The state government had in July unveiled a policy aimed at stabilising the population in Uttar Pradesh and reducing maternal and infant deaths in a time-bound manner.
Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar was speaking at Sangareddy on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as part of his Praja Sangrama Yatra.
It is still unclear whether the Bill will be tabled in the current Monsoon session of the state legislature.
Sources said that in the final draft bill, the commission has recommended that persons with more than two children should be barred from contesting local elections.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar dug in his heels on the issue of population control, making it clear that he preferred to control demographic explosion by educating and empowering women.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday instructed the state government officials to form a high-level committee on population control and land law.
BJP MLA from Fatikroy constituency Sudhangshu Das said he would raise the issue of population control and protection of cows in the coming state assembly session in national interest.
The current population growth rate is 1 per cent, which means India will add over 13 million people this year. In contrast, the death rate is 7.21 per thousand.
The JD(U) top leader's remarks on population surge last week had triggered debate among the political parties with many BJP leaders of Bihar differing with him and supporting the legislation route.
TNIE spoke to Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation of India, on the proposed legislation and its impact on women and their right to reproductive health.
It has been accepted by all members of the assembly that population increase among the minorities of Lower and Central Assam is a matter of concern, Sarma claimed.
He himself was in favor of population control but it should not be politicized, Tankha said, referring to a proposed population control law in the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh.
He alleged that the BJP is best at hiding its failures and raising non-issues ahead of every election.
'Everyone knows who their intended audience is': Shashi Tharoor hits out at BJP over population issue
The former Union minister said the population debate is "utterly misplaced" and half a century out-of-date as a large majority of Indian states have achieved replacement levels of fertility.
Notably, bills moved recently by BJP governments in Assam and Uttar Pradesh have led to a nationwide debate on the efficacy of laws in checking population growth.