Following in the footsteps of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has also expressed its support for the UCC.
Regarding the Uniform Civil Code, Mayawati, the National President of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), stated, "Our party (BSP) does not oppose the implementation of the UCC, but we do not support the approach taken by the BJP in implementing it across the country." She emphasized that politicizing this issue and forcefully implementing the UCC is not the right way to handle it.
Highlighting that the BSP's support or opposition to the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) would depend on the BJP's approach, Mayawati said, "If the BJP rises above its narrow political agenda and brings about a balanced implementation, we will support; otherwise, we will oppose it."
She further criticized the government, claiming that they were engaging in political tactics by making the UCC the focal point of the discussion to divert attention. Mayawati emphasized that the UCC is already mentioned in the Constitution.
The BSP president emphasized that in India, a country with a significant population, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis and Buddhists live together, each following their own religion.
They maintain unique dietary preferences, lifestyles and religious rituals, which cannot be disregarded or ignored.
She said that it is also worth thinking that if a uniform law is implemented for the followers of every religion, then the country will not be weak but will be strong.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took the lead in expressing its support for the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
AAP's national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Sandeep Pathak said in an interview with India Today that the party supports the UCC "in principle".
He highlighted that even Article 44 of the Constitution advocates the introduction of a Uniform Civil Code in the country.
Although Pathak had said that the party believes that before implementing it, a consensus should be made after discussion with all religions and political parties.