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Chhattisgarh CM bats for sterilization programme of 1970s, netizens remind him it was 'shameful' and 'forced'

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel kicked up a storm on Wednesday when he seemed to endorse the sterilization programme initiated during the Emergency of 1975.

Chhattisgarh CM bats for sterilization programme of 1970s netizens react with horror-VPN
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Raipur, First Published Jul 14, 2021, 3:54 PM IST
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel kicked up a storm on Wednesday when he seemed to endorse the sterilization programme initiated during the Emergency of 1975.

Responding to media queries on population control bills being proposed in Uttar Pradesh and Assam, Baghel said, "This is the same BJP which opposed the sterilization programme. In the 70s, if we had taken forward the sterilization program, then the population would not have grown so much. But at that time, the entire opposition made it a major election issue. That's why that sterilization program was impacted."

"Today, the same BJP governments are bringing a law to control the population. Laws are not going to resolve this issue; public awareness will. Laws should not be made to further political agenda," he added.

The remarks sparked outrage on the micro-blogging site Twitter where social commentators reminded the Chhattisgarh chief minister how forced sterilizations were carried out in the 1970s.

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