Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) vice-president K Tilotama on Sunday said the Manipur cabinet decision to discontinue government benefits to members of a family having more than four children lacks sensibility and is unconstitutional.
Tilotama was responding to a query by the media during a press conference at Congress Bhawan, Imphal.
"The decision was vague and the circumstances leading to the government taking the decision are incomprehensible," she said.
The MPCC vice-president further said that the decision, if enforced with a policy, will be a gross violation of Right to Life and constitutional facilities and provisions.
Saying that the state cabinet took the decision to control the spike in population growth, she urged the government to look into the unchecked infiltration of immigrants instead of focusing on how many children a parent has.
Tilotama further urged the government to focus on effective welfare-oriented governance, saying that winning elections and running a government are totally different things.