The YSR Congress get together is anxious in regards to the Union authorities’s attainable plan to introduce the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and in keeping with knowledgeable sources, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, at his final assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi in July, had enquired in regards to the topic. The get together additionally made it recognized to the ruling BJP that it’s going to oppose the Invoice every time it’s launched.
Whereas the BJP has been pushing for the UCC for a very long time, the talk on the difficulty reignited with the Regulation Fee’s discover on June 14 inviting suggestions on the topic. On July 3, Regulation Ministry officers, deposing at a gathering of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Regulation and Justice, stated they had been awaiting the twenty second Regulation Fee’s report back to proceed any additional.
The assembly between Mr. Reddy and Mr. Modi got here two days later, on July 5. It’s learnt by way of dependable sources that Mr. Reddy knowledgeable the Prime Minister that if the Invoice was introduced, his get together would oppose it. The choice is dictated by State politics, the place Mr. Reddy finds himself favourably positioned among the many minority voters. Andhra Pradesh, as per the 2011 census, has rather less than 10% Muslim inhabitants. Within the final Meeting elections, the minority voters selected the YSR Congress over its rival Telugu Desam Occasion (TDP) even though the latter was engaged in a pitched battle with the BJP and will have been a pure alternative. “Once we obtained the minority vote in hostile circumstances, it will be politically suicidal to desert them,” a senior YSRCP chief stated. In 2019, the YSR Congress had additionally opposed the triple talaq Invoice.
The TDP, then again, has not shaped any opinion on the topic. In keeping with sources, in June, after the UCC returned to public discourse, a couple of senior leaders enquired in regards to the get together’s place with TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu. Mr. Naidu, in keeping with sources, shrugged it off, saying there may be nonetheless time to border the TDP’s place and requested the leaders to attend until the federal government locations a draft regulation within the public area.
The get together is obvious that its opposition is proscribed to a attainable laws on the UCC. On extra controversial Payments just like the Chief Election Commissioner and Different Election Commissioners (Appointment, Situations of Service and Time period of Workplace) Invoice, 2023, the YSR Congress will stand with the federal government.