BJP MLC Bharati Shetty suggested that those who have more than two children should not be given government welfare schemes. (Representative photo: Himani Chandana / News18)
The suggestion could spark a controversy as some groups are already embroiled in controversy over the ban on the hijab, as well as a new controversy over halal food.
Pitch Karnataka as the ‘Uttar Pradesh model’, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLC has demanded a policy for population control in the state, suggesting that government welfare schemes should not be given to those who have more than two children.
“Despite the government’s efforts, the population is not coming under control. Families with more children are taking full advantage and depriving others of those schemes. Taxpayers’ money is also being wasted. Some are paying taxes but others are benefiting, “said Bharti Sethi.
The suggestion could spark a controversy as some groups are already embroiled in controversy over the hijab ban, as well as a new controversy over ‘halal’ food.
On Monday, a right-wing group said it was launching a campaign against buying halal meat because it was “destroyed under Islamic rites and cannot be offered to Hindu deities.”
“During Ugadi (considered the New Year for Kannadigas), a lot of meat is bought and we are starting a campaign against halal meat. According to Islam, halal meat is first offered to Allah, and not to Hindu deities, “said Mohan Gowda, a spokesman for the association. Hindustan Times.
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