You are here: Home » Politics » News » National
Business Standard

Focus needed on economy, not on bringing Uniform Civil Code: Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said BJP leaders talk about bringing a Uniform Civil Code, but the country does not require it as of now

Topics
Uniform Civil Code | Asaduddin Owaisi | BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad 

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi addresses a public gathering ahead of Civic Body and District Panchayat elections in Ahmedabad. Photo: PTI
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi | Photo: PTI

AIMIM chief has said leaders talk about bringing a Uniform Civil Code, but the country does not require it as of now, and focus should be on the growth of economy and generating employment.

The Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad was talking to reporters here on Saturday after attending an Iftar party organised by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's (AIMIM) Aurangabad MP Imtiaz Jaleel.

"Union Home Minister Amit Shah and leaders are saying that they will bring a Uniform Civil Code, but it is not the country's need today. The economy has gone down...passenger trains in the country are being cancelled to transport coal (in the wake of electricity crisis). The unemployment is growing which requires focus," Owaisi said.

The Law commission has also said that the is not needed, he added.

On MNS chief Raj Thackeray's rally scheduled in Aurangabad on Sunday evening, Owaisi said as the government has now given permission for it and it is their responsibility to maintain law and order.

"We feel the environment in Maharashtra should be peaceful," he said.

The state has been witnessing a political slugfest between the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, and the opposition .

Recently, Raj Thackeray sought to corner the Shiv Sena, which swears by 'Hindutva', by demanding that loudspeakers on mosques be removed.

The state also witnessed another political row playing out when independent MP Navneet Rana and her husband and MLA Ravi Rana announced that they would recite the Hanuman Chalisa in front of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's private residence 'Matoshree' in Bandra area of Mumbai.

The couple dropped the plan eventually, but were arrested for 'sedition' and 'promoting enmity between different groups'.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sun, May 01 2022. 14:19 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU