Pragatisheel Samajwadi-Lohia (PSPL) party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav called for a unified civil code in a statement taken as further evidence of his growing affinity with Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP.
Yadav, who campaigned in the recent Samajadi party election, has indicated he is angry with the opposition party led by his nephew Achilles Yadav.
At an event organized by his party on Thursday to mark the birthday of Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birth, Shivpal Yadav said he would launch a Unified Civil Code protest if necessary.
“Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar raised the issue of integrated civil law in the Constituent Assembly. Ram Manohar Lohia also raised this issue in the DPR. So we showed our support for the Single Civil Code.
“From here we will do everything, even protest if necessary, to fulfill Lohia and Ambedkar’s dream,” added Yadav.
The Unified Civil Code is a proposal to formulate and enforce personal laws that apply equally to all Indians regardless of their religion, gender or gender.
PSPL senior leader Deepak Mishra told PTI that Lohia raised the issue of unified civil law in 1967, saying the code was compatible with socialist thinking.
“It has to be applied consensually out of respect for everyone’s feelings. This is in accordance with the socialist ideals of our party,” he said.
The Civil Code uniform is on the BJP’s agenda. To Shivpal Yadav, who publicly supports him, Mishra said: “Unified civil law is the dream of Lohya, Ambedkar and our great leaders. If we support their dreams, what’s the harm?
Shivpal Yadav softened his differences with Achilles Yadav ahead of State Assembly elections. He won the election in place of Jasvant Nagar with the SP ticket.
However, after the parliamentary election, SP Shivpal Yadav’s gap widened and he seems to be moving closer to the BJP.
He recently met with Chief Minister Yoga Aditianat and started following him on Twitter, fueling speculation that he would join the BJP. PSPL bosses haven’t said anything about this yet.
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