BJP committed to its promise on common civil code: Rajnath

Defence minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh on Monday said like Ram Mandir, Article 370 and triple talaq, the BJP government is committed to fulfilling its promise on Uniform Civil Code.

Speaking at the BJP’s state executive committee meet, Singh said: “Whenever we talked of Ram Mandir, people poked fun at us and said we did not have any other issue to talk about. We fulfilled that promise. We also fulfilled our promise on Article 370 and triple talaq. We will do what we have said about common civil code also."

He clarified that the common civil code would not be against any faith or religion. “It will not be against Hindus, Muslims or Christians. Our politics is about humans and humanity,” he said.

Common civil code or Uniform Civil Code calls for one law for the entire country in matters related to marriage, inheritance, divorce and adoption. It was a part of the BJP’s manifesto in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“If we don’t deliver on our promises it will lead to a trust deficit (vishwas ka sankat). The Ram Janmabhoomi movement brought a turnaround for the BJP because the party won people’s trust. They started believing that BJP could also form the government,” Singh said.

Highlighting the achievements of the Yogi Adityanath government, Singh said UP had given maximum, about 40 lakh houses, under PM Awas Yojana and the state increased the total irrigated land by 3.77 lakh hectare.

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