With India becoming the worlds most populous country, the pioneering states in family planning mostly in the south may end up losing seats in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.
The seat allocation to states and Union Territories is done on the basis of the population.
“India overtaking China as the worlds most populous country has evoked much comment. But what hasnt is how the pioneering states in family planning-mostly southern-will end up losing seats in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha,” Ramesh said on Twitter.
“They need assurance that this wont happen. Ive raised this issue many times,” the Congress leader also said.
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