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AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal In Gujarat


The Congress has additionally slammed it as a gimmick to shore up votes of the Hindu majority.

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Social gathering chief Arvind Kejriwal, in Gujarat to marketing campaign for upcoming meeting elections, right this moment mentioned that the BJP is bluffing on implementing a Uniform Civil Code within the state.

Casting doubt on the BJP-led state authorities’s intent, the AAP chief mentioned the ruling occasion made the identical promise forward of the Uttarakhand meeting elections however did not implement it after successful the polls.

“They shaped a committee after successful the Uttarakhand elections, however then they went again dwelling,” he mentioned, claiming that they’ve now shaped a committee “three days earlier than Gujarat elections” which will even “go dwelling” after the polls.

At a press convention in Bhavnagar, Mr Kejriwal mentioned {that a} Uniform Civil Code must be made, as Article 44 of the Structure clearly states that it’s the accountability of the federal government to take action, but it surely must be completed with the consent of and in session with all communities.

Arvind Kejriwal questioned why the BJP does not implement it in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh — states the place it is in energy.

“Why not implement it throughout the nation. Are they ready for the Lok Sabha elections?” he mentioned.

The BJP yesterday mentioned it plans to introduce a Uniform Civil Code — a contentious challenge for Muslims, that does away with religion-based legal guidelines.

The Congress has additionally slammed it as a gimmick to shore up votes of the Hindu majority.

The Gujarat authorities proposed a committee led by a retired Excessive Court docket decide – alongside the traces of the one in BJP-ruled Uttarakhand – to look at how such laws will be applied. A civil code is extensively believed to be the area of the Centre fairly than states.

“Underneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Residence Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has taken a historic resolution within the Cupboard assembly right this moment – of forming a committee for implementing the Uniform Civil Code within the state,” mentioned Gujarat Residence Minister Harsh Sanghavi.

In Might, the Uttarakhand authorities had introduced its resolution to implement UCC within the state. The identical month, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had additionally introduced that UCC can be introduced into the state quickly.

The BJP and its leaders have prior to now supported the implementation of UCC within the county that might exchange private legal guidelines based mostly on scriptures and customs of varied spiritual communities with a standard algorithm governing each citizen.

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