If I’m wrong…”: Nitish Kumar’s Apology in the Population Control Remarks Scandal

Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, has apologised for making “derogatory” remarks on the importance of women’s education in population control in the state Assembly on Tuesday afternoon. “I apologise and retract my remarks.” I apologies if my statements were incorrect. “If anyone was injured, I will take them back,” he stated.
“(My statements) were not meant to offend anyone. I have always believed that education is essential for population control. I’ve also advocated for women’s empowerment and development.”

He made the divisive statements while explaining why Bihar’s fertility rate has decreased from 4.2 to 2.9 percent. The BJP, on the other hand, condemned the language as “shameful,” “disgusting,” and “vulgar,” and National Commission for Women president Rekha Sharma requested an apology from Nitish Kumar.