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Owaisi criticises BJP’s manifesto for TS polls Country needs jobs, not UCC

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday criticised Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP)manifesto for Telangana elections and said that India needs employment and not the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
Addressing a public meet, Owaisi said, “UCC is not a requirement in the country. What the country requires is freedom of speech and a surge in the employment rate.” It is to be noted that the BJP manifesto promises the formation of a committee on UCC in Telangana.
The AIMIM President also criticised the BJP for vowing to scrap religion-based reservations in the State. He claimed that the removal of reservations equals to depriving backward Muslims of employment opportunities. Owaisi stressed that only listed Muslims in the backward class receive reservations.
He further criticised the BJP saying , “In the last 9.5 years, the BJP government has weakened the economy, destroyed small businesses, failed in their promise of providing jobs and as a result we have high inflation and highest unemployment of youth.”
“It is our hard work of 65 years that is reflecting here. Neither the Congress nor the BJP will benefit here. Both the Congress and the BJP’s politics are built upon hate,” the Hyderabad MP added. Accusing the Congress leaders of being close to the RSS, Owaisi claimed that people have now understood the strength of AIMIM in Telangana.
The MP also took a dig at Union Home Minister Amit Shah and said, “As far as the Uniform Civil Code is concerned, I hope Amit Shah goes to Adilabad, Khammam and Warangal and stands in the midst of all Adivasis and tells them that we are going to implement UCC.”
The BJP’s manifesto mentions farm investment support schemes like the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi’s (BRS) Rythu Bandhu or free power to the farm sector, which both the BRS and Congress have pledged.
The manifesto states the party’s intent to form a committee to draft a new Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for the State, a move already undertaken in other BJP-ruled states. It promises to redistribute the Muslim quota to OBCs, SCs and STs and reiterated the party’s commitment to appointing a CM from a Backward Class community.

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