Kopar Khairane
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Sachin Pilot of Congress claims that UCC was a “googly” bowled by the Centre to deflect attention from the problems facing the public

<p>In the midst of a fierce debate over a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Congressman Sachin Pilot said that the discussion is just “kite-flying” since there is no actual plan. He further claimed that the BJP-led Centre has thrown this “googly” to deflect attention from the actual problems that affect people.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-65609″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/www.theindiaprint.com-sachin-pilot-of-congress-claims-that-ucc-was-a-googly-bowled-by-the-centre-to-deflect-attention-from-the-problems-facing-the-public-images-2023-07-09t172215.501.jpg” alt=”” width=”1264″ height=”708″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/www.theindiaprint.com-sachin-pilot-of-congress-claims-that-ucc-was-a-googly-bowled-by-the-centre-to-deflect-attention-from-the-problems-facing-the-public-images-2023-07-09t172215.501.jpg 300w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/www.theindiaprint.com-sachin-pilot-of-congress-claims-that-ucc-was-a-googly-bowled-by-the-centre-to-deflect-attention-from-the-problems-facing-the-public-images-2023-07-09t172215.501-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1264px) 100vw, 1264px” /></p>
<p>Pilot said in an interview with PTI that the notion of a UCC was only based on a “rhetorical political speech” and that there was nothing on the subject in the standing committees or in Parliament.</p>
<p>The former Union minister said that the BJP-led Centre is just using the UCC as a “political tool” and that there is no actual plan for one.</p>
<p>On June 14, the 22nd Law Commission began a new consultation process on a UCC by requesting opinions on the politically delicate matter from the stakeholders, including members of the public and acknowledged religious institutions.</p>
<p>Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong case for a UCC while speaking to a group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in Bhopal. He said that the Constitution demands equal rights for all people.</p>
<p>Pilot responded when asked about the heated discussion about a UCC: “What is the agenda, where is the bill, and what are we discussing? It’s simply kite flying, really. Neither in Parliament nor elsewhere, there is no agenda on the table. What does it mean exactly?</p>
<p>“I support gender equality and ensuring that everyone receives justice in all spheres, including personal relationships and inheritance, but there must be a correct framework. The former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan questioned, “Why aren’t we talking about matters that are much more significant instead of this divisive agenda, which is still kite-flying?</p>
<p>He said that neither the standing committee nor the parliament had made any statements, and that the speech was just intended to stir up emotions via hyperbole.</p>
<p>When the inflammatory topic is being debated in television studios and other venues, individuals will cease bringing up tomatoes costing more than $100 per kg. The issues that we now face—the employment at hand, the inflation, the economy’s issue, and all the others—then become diluted, according to Pilot.</p>
<p>He said, “Let the government come forward with what it wants to say. All we hear from it is different noises to keep the newsrooms busy with reactions and counter-reactions.”</p>
<p>We must discuss topics that are important to people. That is far more significant. They (the administration) just bowled a googly; let’s keep talking about it. The discussion will go on. Nobody has any information regarding the plan. The former Union minister said that the central government actively strives to deflect focus away from inflation.</p>
<p>As stated in its statement on June 15 in which it questioned the law commission for shifting its position on a UCC by soliciting new public opinion, the Congress has said that its position has not changed.</p>
<p>A UCC refers to a common body of rules that are applicable to all Indian residents, are not based on religion, and include a variety of topics, including marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption.</p>

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