Rijiju drops hints on party’s stand on Uniform Civil Code

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BSP’s Kunwar Danish Ali said that it should not be part of proceeding, saying “when India is multicultural democracy, how could it be one party’s ideology”…reports Asian Lite News

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju dropped hints in Parliament on Tuesday over his party’s stand on the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

The minister was responding to a question by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey who asked Rijiju if the time has arrived for the implementation of the UCC.

Dubey also wanted to know the Central government’s stand on the matter.

Responding to the query, the Law Minister said: “You know what our government’s thinking is. Whatever is our ideology, consider it as the country’s ideology. Whatever we think… is for the country… I’m proud of it.”

Notably, just a few days ago, Rijiju had said in Parliament that no decision has been yet taken by the government on the implementation of the UCC in the country as the matter is still subjudice with some petitions pending in the Supreme Court.

Rijuju’s statement “Party’s ideology is country’s ideology” was, however, strongly objected by the opposition Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MPs.

BSP’s Kunwar Danish Ali said that it should not be part of proceeding, saying “when India is multicultural democracy, how could it be one party’s ideology”.

Amid criticism from the Congress over the Centre’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement, Kiren Rijiju had earlier alleged that the party is ‘dismissive’ of attempts to galvanise patriotism in the country.

Speaking to ANI, Rijiju said, “Congress party does not have any agenda at hand, no agenda, no issue, no business in their hands. That’s why they’re raising irrelevant issues which are detrimental to the national interest.”

 “Instead of playing a supporting role to do any honour to the country, they will always be dismissive of any attempts or steps to galvanise patriotism or nationalism in the country. Congress party is completely bankrupt,” he added.

To strengthen the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to hoist or display the tricolour at their homes between August 13 and 15 stating that this movement will deepen our connect with the national flag.

“One nation, one identity- Our Tiranga! In the 75th year of our independence, let’s bring our National Flag home, proudly fly it from 13th to 15th August and show the world we are one! HarGharTiranga,” the Ministry of Culture tweeted.’

‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture to mark celebrations for India’s 75th year of Independence.

As part of the campaign, citizens will be encouraged to hoist the tricolour at their homes during August 13-15.

The initiative will inspire the public to hoist the national flag in their homes. The idea behind the initiative was to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people.

Ministry of Culture is Nodal Agency for the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign and Ministry will seek help from State Governments to mobilize all resources, housing, and urban development departments and local bodies including municipal bodies and Panchayati Raj institutions for furthering the goals of the campaign.

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