published by, Sanstuti Nath
Last Update: July 01, 2023, 15:13 IST
Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Saturday urged the Muslim community in Kerala not to fall prey to the propaganda by the ruling CPI(M) and others against the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
He told reporters here that the central government’s decision on the implementation of the UCC has not been taken keeping in mind the general elections due next year, but the Constitution is the yardstick for everything.
The senior BJP leader wondered whether the framers of the Constitution wrote all this keeping elections in mind.
Muraleedharan said, “The Muslim community should not fall prey to the propaganda by the CPI(M) and others against the UCC.”
He said the attitude that there should be no discussion on UCC is unacceptable.
Noting that the BJP is putting the issue in the public domain, the minister asked political opponents to welcome it without any fear.
The Union minister’s statement came a day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that the BJP had an “election agenda” behind raising the Uniform Civil Code issue and urged the central government to back off from implementing it.
In a statement, Vijayan, who is also a senior CPI(M) leader, said the Centre’s move can only be seen as a plan to implement the majoritarian communal agenda of ‘one nation, one culture’ by erasing the cultural Is. diversity of the country
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