Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) has no objection to the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) however suspects that the ruling Bhartiya Janata Occasion (BJP) is elevating the problem “to cowl up its failures and divert the general public’s consideration”, celebration supreme Mayawati stated Sunday.
Talking to pick media individuals in Lucknow, Mayawati suggested the BJP authorities on the Centre to rise above “politics of slender selfishness and non secular bias” and “focus its consideration on issues like inflation, poverty, unemployment and lack of fundamental wants like schooling and well being.”
“…I wish to say that our celebration will not be towards implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) but it surely doesn’t agree with the methods wherein the BJP and its authorities is implementing it, the place we will see extra politics of slender selfishness reasonably than ‘sarvjan hitaaye, sarvjan sukhaye (for good of all, for welfare of all)’, which isn’t right,” she stated.
The BSP chief’s feedback come at a time when the controversy round UCC — which goals to switch private legal guidelines which discover their foundation in faith with a typical set of legal guidelines for all residents — has witnessed robust opposition from a number of events.
Whereas some, just like the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP), backed the concept, others have termed it an try and “polarise the voters” forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Stating that even Article 44 of the Structure mentions UCC, Mayawati stated the BJP ought to guarantee there is no such thing as a non secular bias in its implementation.
“If the BJP does one thing like this, our celebration will take a constructive stand, in any other case we are going to oppose it,” she stated in a press release issued by her celebration.
Citing Article 44 of the Structure the BSP chief stated, “However, it must be seen that, right here, if one form of legislation is utilized to individuals following totally different sorts of faith, it won’t weaken the nation however strengthen it. Furthermore, it should promote communal concord and brotherhood amongst individuals. That is additionally true which is why there’s a point out of trying for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in Article 44 of the Structure.”
Nevertheless, the BSP chief clarified that although the UCC finds point out within the Structure, “there is no such thing as a provision of imposing it forcefully in Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Structure for which, consciousness and normal consent have been thought of greatest”.
“Not following this, however resorting to politics of slender self-interest will not be within the curiosity of the nation, which is what’s being executed at current. As a result of, Article 44 talks about trying a Uniform Civil Code however not imposing it, therefore, the BJP ought to take any step for implementing the UCC solely after taking these items into consideration,” she stated.
She additionally highlighted that in a populous nation like India, the place individuals of various religions like Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis and Buddhists, reside, it can’t be missed that they’ve totally different practices for various sorts of labor, from start to demise together with totally different guidelines and customs and life.
Mayawati added that the nation would profit if the federal government reveals compassion to crores of diligent and oppressed individuals and assists them in coping with their issues as a consequence of inflation, poverty, unemployment and lack of fundamental facilities like schooling, well being and happiness, peace and prosperity.
“You will need to take note of the issues talked about by me that are troubling the individuals of the nation, however the authorities will not be paying consideration right here. This reveals that the BJP authorities is reviving the problem of UCC to cowl up their failures and divert the general public’s consideration from them,” she stated.
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Ex-BJP ally SBSP backs UCC
In the meantime, former NDA ally Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Occasion (SBSP) additionally voiced assist for the UCC with its president Om Prakash Rajbhar saying that one legislation was important for everybody. SBSP at present has six MLAs within the UP meeting.
Chatting with his celebration’s workplace bearers and employees throughout their state-level assembly in Lucknow Sunday, Rajbhar requested that, if UCC might be applied in Goa, why can it not be applied in different states of the nation?
He stated that there must be one legislation for all residents of the nation and they’re going to again no matter is within the curiosity of the nation.
Confirming the celebration’s stand, its nationwide spokesperson Arun Rajbhar additionally posted on Twitter that SBSP backs UCC, including that these opposing it are solely frightening the Muslims.
“Uniform Civil Code talks about implementing one legislation on all non secular communities and earlier, even Supreme Court docket had issued instructions to the central and all of the state governments on this. And, in Article 44 of the Structure too, all residents of the nation have been requested to aim a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Those that are opposing UCC are solely instigating the Muslims,” he wrote.
सुहेलदेव भारतीय समाज पार्टी (सुभासपा) यूनिफॉर्म सिविल कोड (UCC) का समर्थन करती है। देशभर के सभी नागरिकों के लिए एक कानून होना चाहिए और जो कुछ भी देश हित में होगा सुभासपा उसका समर्थन करेगी। यदि गोवा में यूसीसी लागू है तो अन्य राज्यों में क्यों लागू नहीं हो सकता है? यूनिफॉर्म सिविल…
— Arun Rajbhar – अरुन राजभर (@ArunrajbharSbsp) July 2, 2023
(Edited by Richa Mishra)
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