UCC: BSP only party to respond to Law Panel questionnaire
Response of political parties to the Law Commission questionnaire on uniform civil code has so far been lukewarm with only BSP responding to it by slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly imposing the agenda of the RSS on the people.
Responding to the law panel’s request to answer the questionnaire, BSP General Secretary Satish Misra said the party is attaching a press statement issued by Mayawati on October 25 in Lucknow.
Instead of answering the 16 questions put out by the law panel, the BSP, in its letter sent last week, said the press statement is its response to the questionnaire. The BSP statement said the BJP has been trying to impose the agenda of the RSS on the people ever since it came to power at the Centre.
In the statement, Mayawati had also stressed on B R Ambedkar’s vision behind the right to freedom of religion enshrined in the Constitution.
Seeking to widen its consultation on the contentious issue of uniform civil code, the Law Commission had last month asked all national and state political parties to share their views and plans to invite their representatives for interaction on the subject. The panel has sent a questionnaire on the subject to the parties and asked them to send their views by November 21.