New Delhi [India]: BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla on Saturday said that BJP is truly committed to the idea of gender justice and women empowerment as he welcomed the Gujarat government’s announcement of forming a committee for implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state.
Poonawalla said, “Today the BJP has once again shown that it is truly committed to the idea of gender justice and women empowerment because uniform civil code which is also part of the Constitution is the biggest tool and weapon for gender justice, for ensuring that women are empowered.” “Therefore as per the commitment made by the BJP in its manifesto whenever there is an opportunity the BJP is committed towards the implementation of uniform civil code and therefore whether it is Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the BJP is committed to this constitutional ideal,” he said.
Poonawalla also lashed out at Congress and said that Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and MIM do vote bank politics.
“It is very disturbing and indeed very saddening that those parties which claimed to gender justice and women empowerment at their heart. They today are standing in opposition of uniform civil code. Ironically there were the parties in power at the time when Constituent assembly included the uniform civil code into the Constitution. Ironically Congress was in power in Goa when UCC was implemented there. But today when others are implementing the UCC, the Congress stands in opposition to it,” he said.
Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi on Saturday announced forming a committee for implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state.
The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting.
“Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, CM Bhupendra Patel has taken a historic decision in the cabinet meeting today – of forming a committee for implementing the Uniform Civil Code in the state,” said Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi.
Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Gujarat, the state government announced to constitute a panel to evaluate implementing the Uniform Civil Code in the state.
The committee is likely to be formed under a retired High Court judge.