Vivid News 24: A big decision just before the announcement of assembly elections. Modi-Shah’s decision to form a committee to introduce Uniform Civil Code in the state. The Gujarat government took this decision on Saturday.
According to a section of political observers, the decision before the polls could also turn out to be a masterstroke in winning over voters. Introducing a civil code for people of all religions is one of the long-standing demands of the saffron camp.
After the Gujarat Cabinet meeting on Saturday, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi said, “The Gujarat Cabinet headed by Narendra Modi, Amit Shah has taken a historic decision to form a committee to introduce Uniform Civil Code.”
Why this decision of Gujarat government?
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel tweeted about the creation of a committee to implement the Uniform Civil Code after the Gujarat Cabinet meeting.
In a tweet, the Gujarat Chief Minister said it has been decided to form a committee to look into the need for a uniform civil code in the state and draft a code. The Chief Minister of Gujarat also said that this committee will work under the leadership of a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge.
What are the opponents saying?
The opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party in Gujarat have raised the issue of a state government setting up a committee for a Uniform Civil Code. The Congress has instead raised the question whether a state government can separately enforce the Uniform Civil Code.
BJP government has taken this new step to divert attention from issues like Haat camp, election campaign, price hike, unemployment. According to Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), whatever Padma Shibir does will have no impact on voters.
What is the Uniform Civil Code?
People of different religions live in India. Every religion has different practices. Keeping that custom in mind, the Civil Code is in place in India. Uniform Civil Code is one civil code for all irrespective of the religion of a person. A uniform civil code for all has long been a demand of the saffron camp. That issue is again in front before the Gujarat polls.