New Delhi, 24 November (HS): Amid the ongoing assembly election campaign in Gujarat, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday reiterated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to bringing a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) but after debate and discussion. He said that this has been the promise of the BJP to the people of the country since the days of the Jana Sangh.
Shah said in a private news channel program that the Constituent Assembly had also advised the Parliament and the states to bring a UCC at an appropriate time. Because for any secular country there should be no law on the basis of religion, he said that laws passed by Parliament and State Legislatures should be uniform for all.
The union Home Minister claimed that no other party except BJP is in favour of UCC. He said that debate is necessary in a democracy and there should be an open and healthy discussion on the subject.
Shah further said that in the BJP-ruled states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat, a panel headed by retired Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and High Courts has been constituted before which people of different religions are openly voicing their views, action will be taken in these states after the report of the panel comes.
Shah commenting on the viral video of Delhi government minister Satyendar Jain getting massaged while lodged in Tihar Jail, asked why is the jail minister not getting removed, the world is watching what the jail minister is doing in the jail.
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