UCC, 'One Nation, One Election' to Be Implemented!!!

Union home minister amit shah has said a Uniform Civil Code for the entire country will be implemented within the next five years after extensive consultations with all stakeholders if the bjp returns to power. In a wide-ranging interview with PTI, Shah said the Modi government in its next term will also implement ‘One Nation, One Election’ as the time has come for the elections to be held simultaneously in the country. The senior bjp leader further said the simultaneous elections will also bring down costs.

Asked about the possibility of moving elections to winter or some other time of the year as against the current one being held in scorching heat, Shah said, “We can think over it. If we prepone one election, it can be done. It should be done. This is also the time of students’ vacation. It creates lots of problems too. Over time, the election (Lok Sabha) gradually moved to this period (during summer).” Talking about the Uniform Civil Code, Shah said, “The UCC is a responsibility left to us, our parliament and the state legislatures of our country since independence by the makers of our Constitution.”

“The guiding principles decided for us by the Constituent assembly include the Uniform Civil Code. And even at that time, legal scholars like K M Munshi, Rajendra Babu, Ambedkar Ji had said that there should not be laws based on religion in a secular country. There should be a Uniform Civil Code,” he said. The Union home minister said the bjp has done an experiment in uttarakhand where it has a majority government as it is a subject of states and the Centre. The UCC has been on the BJP’s agenda since the 1950s and recently it was enacted in BJP-ruled Uttarakhand. “I believe that the Uniform Civil Code is a huge social, legal, and religious reform. The law made by the uttarakhand government should undergo social and legal scrutiny. Religious leaders should also be consulted,” he said.

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