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‘Need law to check population, revoke voting rights of violators’

‘Need law to check population, revoke voting rights of violators’
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Union Minister Giriraj Singh here Tuesday advocated for a law to control the population in the country, noting that it was becoming an impediment for development and social harmony

Noida: Union Minister Giriraj Singh here Tuesday advocated for a law to control the population in the country, noting that it was becoming an impediment for development and social harmony.

The Minister of State, Independent Charge, in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSME) also threatened to resign over the issue, saying he could go to "any extent" for it. Singh was here to participate in a programme organised by the Jansankya Samadhaan Foundation, its activists and office-bearers handed over a memorandum to him seeking support for the law.

Citing different sources, he said India's population is equal to that of China, higher than 125 crore as believed, but resources like land and water are limited. "For development and social harmony in the country, controlling the population is important," Singh, Lok Sabha MP from Bihar's Nawada, told reporters.

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