BSY conceives two-child norm after China visit

 
For the past several years, China has been practising the one-child norm.

In his inaugural address at the state legislature session on Wednesday, Yeddyurappa said the issue could be taken up for discussion in the House.

“Will adopting the two-child norm and cutting government facilities to those who have more than two children help the State in any way? ” the chief minister asked in the course of his speech.

Development strategy

Evidently impressed by the Chinese strategy to contain population growth, he said China’s model was a part of a development strategy. In his hour-long speech, Yeddyurappa said he was open to ideas to improve the condition of villages and farmers.

The suggestions would be even incorporated while finalising the budget next year, he said. Reminiscing on his recent visit to China, the chief minister said rural life in that country was more comfortable and disciplined. The villagers were healthier and happier than their counterparts in India. Hitting back at the Opposition who had criticised his China trip, Yeddyurappa said:  “You had stated whether I had “jnanodaya” (enlightenment) in China. The answer is yes. I had !”. 

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