Uniform civil code a political experiment to win 2024 election? BJP allies opposed, say’s against the cultural identity.

After returning from the United States and Egypt, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke for about 110 minutes at the ‘Mera Booth Sabse Majbut’ programme addressing over 2500 booth workers of Bharatiya Janata Party in Bhopal, by setting the outlines for the BJP’s Lok Sabha elections to his co-workers, reinforcing the demands for a (UCC) Uniform Civil Code, to reach out to the backward Muslims while attacking the opposition party and framing the voters choice of choosing between “tushtikaran”(appeasement) and “santushtikaran”(the politics of satisfaction). The program was watched by millions of booth workers online across the country and it was unique that it never happened anywhere in the world. Narendra Modi questioned the people in the crowd that, ‘if each person in the house has different laws, will the house function properly?’ and the crowd denied, Modi said, ‘then how will a country function with a dual system’. PM Modi united his approval in the constitutional equality to his government in the same way of declaring Triple Talaq as a criminal offense, stating it as a gender issue and not necessarily to the Islam.

The Supreme Court is saying to bring Uniform Civil Code and the Constitution of our country talks about common rights, but the Muslims are unprivileged of employment, education and they are forced to lead a difficult life.

The tribe-based largest supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party- NPP (National People’s Party) and NDPP (Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party) in Meghalaya and Nagaland took measures against the bid of imposing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). “A strong and firm opinion” was aired by the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) against the UCC, the day after that, the National People’s Party (NPP) made a statement that a common set of personal laws on divorce,marriage, adoption, succession and inheritance are against the perception of India.

Only few days are left for the Lok Sabha elections, Major states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana are expected to hold the Assembly elections this year and the political pitch is all set for the finale. PM Narendra Modi knows his game very well and he has made a clear point that the next elections will be fought against the UCC. The opposition parties are coming together agreeing to challenge Narendra Modi in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as one force. It is not clear whether the UCC is used only for the purpose of election or whether a last-minute bill will be passed in Parliament. In order to enact the UCC as a legislation, the timeframe doesn’t support the Modi government. Because the opposition party will oppose the bill in the Parliament.An organization in Nagaland threatened to burn all the 60 legislators of the official quarters if the State Assembly surrendered and supported the passing of the UCC bill in the Parliament.

AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) of Tamil Nadu waved its opposition to UCC on Wednesday, by recalling that a clear stand was taken against the party’s declaration ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. The ruling party DMK and its supporters criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing up the UCC in his speech in Bhopal. AIADMK’s general secretary and ex-chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) told the reporters after the district secretaries meeting in Chennai “to check the elections manifesto of 2019, in which they have clearly expressed their view on this particular issue”. A senior leader close to EPS said that there wasn’t any discussion made regarding the UCC in the district secretaries.”we stand with our opinion”, he said.

Several opposition leaders vigorously opposed the code after Modi’s remarks on UCC. Some people called this as a plan to divert attention from the burning Manipur incident. Others like Congress’s Bhupesh Baghel and also the chief minister of Chhattisgarh posted a question that how will UCC affect the traditions and culture of tribes.

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