Aurangabad: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday rejected the need for Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country amid the call for its implementation by the Chief Ministers of various BJP-ruled states.

"It (Uniform Civil Code) is not required in this country... Law Commission has opined that a UCC is not required," said Mr Owaisi.

Countering the argument of the advocates of UCC that the Directive Principle of State Policy enshrined in the Indian Constitution says "State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India," Mr Owaisi said, "it also talks about prohibition of liquor but nobody can be seen talking about that."

Mr Owaisi slammed BJP for being silent over a provision of Goa's common civil code which he said allows Hindu men to marry twice.

"As per Goa civil code, Hindu men have the right of second marriage if wife fails to deliver a male child by the age of 30. BJP has the government in that state too but they are silent over the matter," he said.

Further, in an attack on BJP governments, Mr Owaisi said, "Economy is failing, employment is rising, there is a power-coal crisis, but they (BJP leaders) are worried about UCC."

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