UCC Implications: A Potential Game-Changer with Far-Reaching Effects, Exceeding Ayodhya and Article 370
Political Strategist Prashant Kishor Highlights Potential Ramifications of Uniform Civil Code (UCC)
Prashant Kishor, known for his involvement in political campaigns, recently emphasized the significant consequences that the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) could have. According to Kishor, these consequences, whether positive or negative, would surpass the impact of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) other core agendas such as the construction of a temple in Ayodhya and the revocation of Article 370.
During a press interaction in Bihar’s Samastipur district, where he has revived his ‘Jan Suraaj’ campaign after recovering from a ligament injury, Kishor expressed his views on the proposed UCC. He highlighted that enforcing uniformity in a diverse country like India would not be easy, contrary to what some may believe, and that it goes against the principles of the country’s founding fathers and the ideology of the Sangh.
Kishor acknowledged that the BJP has included the UCC in its manifesto for the past two to three decades, indicating their intent to pursue it. He also suggested that if the government does not take action on it now, it might consider doing so if it regains power with a fresh mandate, similar to its approach with Ayodhya and Article 370.
However, Kishor cautioned that the impact of the UCC would be significantly different from that of Article 370 and the Ayodhya issue. While those matters primarily affected specific sections of society or the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the UCC would directly impact a substantial portion of the population. Consequently, the consequences arising from its implementation would be of much greater magnitude than those related to the BJP’s other core agendas.
Responding to allegations that the BJP was raising the UCC issue to polarize the electorate ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Kishor refrained from passing judgment but noted that neither the country’s founding fathers nor the ideologues of the Sangh had advocated for imposing uniformity on the nation. He referred to interviews of former RSS chief M. S. Golwalkar, commonly known as Guruji, who had never supported enforcing any form of homogeneity.
In summary, Prashant Kishor has brought attention to the potential consequences of implementing a Uniform Civil Code, surpassing the significance of the BJP’s other key agendas. He emphasized the challenges and implications of enforcing uniformity in a diverse country like India, suggesting that the impact of the UCC would be far-reaching and affect a large segment of the population.