RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said India should have a population policy prepared after comprehensive thought and apply to all communities equally. Addressing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Dussehra rally in Nagpur, Bhagwat said community-based population imbalance is an important subject and should not be ignored, adding, Population imbalances lead to changes in geographical boundaries. Further, the new population policy should apply to all communities equally to strike a balance. There has to be a balance among the communities in this country.
Giving an example of China’s One family one-child policy, Bhagwat said, “While we are trying to control the population, we should see what happened in China. That country went for the one-child policy and now it is getting older. With a 57 crore youth population in India, we will remain a young nation for the next 30 years. However, what will happen to India after 50 years? Will we have enough food to feed the population”.
Bhagwat also emphasizes people starting their businesses and not relying solely on government jobs. For all government jobs put together, only 30 percent of the population will be covered. The rest of the population will have to start their businesses to create more employment.
The RSS chief said,” that the country’s journey from ‘swadheehnta to swatantrata’ is as yet far from complete as there are elements in the world for whom India’s progress and its rise to a respected position are detrimental to their vested interests. “When comparing and contrasting the present scenario with this ideal of independent Bharat one realizes, our journey from Swadheehnta (independence/ Self-rule) to Swatantrata (self-model of governance) is as yet far from complete. There are elements in the world for whom Bharat’s progress and its rise to a respected position are detrimental to their vested interests”.