AAP extends ‘in principle’ support to Uniform Civil Code

NEW DELHI: Amid the discussions around the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have extended their support to the idea of UCC. AAP leader Sandeep Pathak affirmed that “in principle” the AAP stands with UCC, but it must be implemented after wider consultation with everyone.

“In principle, we support Uniform Civil Code (UCC) as Article 44 also says that there should be UCC in the country. However, it should be implemented after wider consultation with everyone. We feel that there should be wide consultation with all religions, political parties, and organizations and a consensus should be built,” AAP national general secretary Sandeep Pathak told.

The stand of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on the issue of UCC is different from the response of other political parties with Congress claiming it was a move by the BJP to divert the attention from more pressing issues like violence in Manipur.

The support of the AAP on the issue of UCC came even as the party disagrees with BJP on almost everything and is currently lobbying with other opposition parties to defeat the ordinance introduced by the BJP-led Central government for the administration of Union Territory of Delhi.