BJP all for uniform civil code, calls for open debate

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday batted for a uniform civil code in the wake of the government asking the Law Commission to examine the issue with the party saying that it has been opposed due to vote bank politics despite finding a mention in the Constitution.

Representational image. Image courtesy. News18

Representational image. Image courtesy. News18

"There should be an open debate over it. The Constitution calls for it and those who oppose it only show their intolerance to the Constitution. We have always advocated it. There should be uniform civil code. It has been opposed due to vote bank politics," party's National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Implementation of a uniform civil code has long been a core principle of the party and the Sangh Parivar but it, besides other contentious demands like scrapping Article 370 and building Ram temple, was kept out of the first NDA government's agenda.

The Modi government has asked the Law Commission to examine the issue of uniform civil code.

Updated Date: Jul 01, 2016 19:56 PM

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