New Delhi, Aug 10 (HS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anil Agarwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to table the Population Control Bill in Parliament in the next Parliament session. Stressing upon the need to check the country’s population soon, Agarwal said that if it would not be done in time, the day will come soon that the India’s population will overtake China’s population.
In a letter addressed to PM Modi, Anil Agarwal said, “The ‘population explosion’ in the country needs to be checked and the only way to ensure that is by bringing the population control law.”
Agarwal further said that arable land in the country was also continuously decreasing. If there was no population control law in time, many problems would arise.
He further wrote in the letter, “On August 15, 2019, you talked about population control while addressing the country from the Red Fort. The time has now come… I urge you to bring an effective population control bill in the next session of the Parliament.”
Addressing the media, Agarwal further said, “Everyone wants the population control law… be Hindu or Muslim. This law will eliminate most of the country’s problems. China (the world’s most populous country) will soon be left behind by the rate at which the population in India is increasing.”
Earlier also in 2019, another Member of Parliament Rakesh Sinha (from Rajya Sabha) had introduced the proposed Population Control Bill, 2019, in the upper house of the Parliament. That time the bill was signed by 125 members of Parliament.