Hyderabad: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will be implemented in India and polygamy will come to an end. He made the statement while addressing the “Hindu Ekta Yatra" organized by Telangana BJP president and Lok Sabha MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar at Karimnagar on Sunday (May 14).
Notably, the Uniform Civil Code is a proposal in India to formulate and implement personal laws of citizens which apply to all citizens equally regardless of their religion, gender and sexual orientation. In the 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto, BJP promised the implementation of UCC if it comes to power.
'Time to make India a true secular nation'
"There are some people in India who thought they can marry four women. That was their thinking. But, I say you will not be able to do four marriages. Those days are going to come to an end. That day is not far. Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is going to come in India and time has also come to make India a true secular nation," Sarma said.
Recently, the Chief Minister had said that the Assam government has constituted a four-member expert committee to examine the legislative competence of the state legislature to enact a law to end polygamy.
It is pertinent to mention that the speculations are rife that the government may bring the bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the parliament. Earlier in April, a high-level meeting was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the Uniform Civil Code.
"Ram Rajya" is coming in place of "Raja's rule"
Without naming Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Assam CM, who is a senior BJP leader said in Telangana "Ram Rajya" is coming in place of "Raja's rule". "Raja has just five months left. We need 'Ram Rajya' in Telangana and that is our goal. Based on Hindu civilisation we have to make 'Ram Rajya' in Telangana," he said. Notably, Telangana Assembly elections are scheduled to be held later this year.
He further said that the Telangana government again and again arrests Bandi Sanjay Kumar but he comes out and the government will not succeed in keeping him in jail. "Like Hanuman ji established 'Ram Rajya', we are confident that Bandi Sanjay will establish 'Ram Rajya' in Telangana," he said.
‘Will shutdown 300 more madrassas this year’
Targeting AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Sarma said the new India is not afraid of him. "I want to tell Owaisi that I will shutdown 300 more madrassas this year", he said.
The Assam Chief Minister said he saw on television some people saying, on the outcome of the Karnataka Assembly election, that nothing more will happen in the name of Hindu in the country, and asserted that as long as sun and moon exist, India will have Nationalism and Sanatan (Dharma).
Sarma said "Hindu Ekta is not against any religion. I believe as long as Hindus will be there in India there will be wellbeing in the country. Today you see the situation in Pakistan. (Aaj Bharat ka bagdor Hindu ka haath mein hain) Today, a Hindu holds the reins of India. Some people say India is backward but Modi ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) made India world's fifth-largest economy and the country will become Visvaguru”.
Speaking about the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, he said 10 years ago no one thought about it and it became a reality now. Similarly earlier no one thought about the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, but it happened.
‘AIMIM and BRS are same’
Sarma attacked the ruling BRS government in Telangana and said AIMIM and BRS are same. KCR (as Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is popularly known) made TRS into BRS, he said and expressed confidence that people will give “VRS to the BRS”.
The senior BJP leader claimed government employees in Telangana were paid salaries on 10th of every month while in Assam government employees were paid salaries on 1st of each month.
He further said in Assam 50,000 people were given government jobs last year and soon another 50,000 jobs will given while BRS government in Telangana which has been in power for almost 10 years should have given 10 lakh government jobs but not even 50,000 people got employment.
(With PTI inputs)
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