Vijayawada: AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu who earlier promoted family planning has now changed his attitude by cancelling the two-children norm to contest in the elections. This will help political leaders who have more than two children and still contest in the local bodies elections.
Mr Naidu has been asking the people of Andhra Pradesh not to stop with one or two children and to have more kids. He admitted that he had earlier promoted family planning due to the need of that time, but now the young population was decreasing and hence his stand had changed.
Speaking to mediapersons, Mr Naidu said that Japan, China and other countries were facing a severe shortage of young people due to their practice of family planning for decades. He said that the population of old people had increased due to good health but the younger population was required for development in any country and reduction of youngsters was a big problem to society.
He said that the state government had cancelled the two children norm eligibility to contest in the local body elections and further awareness programmes would be started to bring awareness among masses to have more children.
He said that the youth was the wealth of the country and the power of the society. Naidu added that the AP government was planning to start promotional schemes among parents to shun family planning and to have more children....