On Tuesday, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made a statement to ‘need to apply Uniform Civil Code in Maharashtra.’ His statement made a controversy across the state.
In the event of ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of The Year’, Actor Nana Patekar took an interview of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis in Mumbai. CM Eknath Shinde and Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis discussed about various issues happening in Maharashtra with the interviewer Nana Patekar.
On the question about ‘Uniform Civil Code’ Fadnavis said, “There is a need to apply a ‘Uniform Civil Code’ in Maharashtra. Goa has already implanted the decision and Uttarakhand also going to do the same. Constitution gave the responsibility to the states in the Directive Principle of State Policy.”
He further said, “There is a lot of misunderstandings about the UCC. Reservation were not going to harm by the UCC. We have various types of laws but there is need to One Nation, One Law… Dr. B. R. Ambedkar also expected this. Dr. Ambedkar wrote in the constitution that states will try to bring Uniform Civil Code. We haven’t brought it in our state but it will come…”
After this statement various reactions coming from all the state. Leaders from opposition took jibe at Fadanvis statement over UCC.
Veteran Congress leader Hussain Dalwai told Afternoon Voice, “I’m not against UCC but such statement made to provoke minorities. you have to take people’s opinion before planning to apply UCC in the state.”
Ratnakar Mahajan, veteran leader of Congress told us, “Fadnavis always made a fancy statement to get attention. RSS always mislead people about the UCC. BJP ruling in nine states then why they don’t take initiative to apply the law?”
“to hide the failure of government they made such statements, “He Further said.
AAP leader Dhananjay Shinde said, “we have to take people’s opinion to apply the UCC or not. The role of Fadanavis is questionable. He misguides people by its statement. BJP is ruling from last eight years then why they didn’t apply the UCC in The States where they rule.”
NCP Spokesperson Ravikant Varpe said, “there is no need to apply the UCC in Maharashtra. BJP always against the Indian Constitution that’s why they are planning to bring UCC in the state.”
Currently, there is separate laws of Marriage, Property, Divorce for the different religions in India. If UCC applies in the state there will be one law for Marriage, Divorce, Adoption and Property for every religion. There will be no harm to the Reservations if UCC applies in the state.
In recent times, people of Maharashtra saw lot of things happening in the state. There is lot of discussion has arisen after the statement by Dy CM Fadnavis.