BJP to bring common civil code: Venkaiah

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Tirupati, Nov 1 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will bring in a common civil code for all the people, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion if it was voted to power, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said today.

Addressing a public meeting here, organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) to create awareness on the need to protect the ''sanctity'' of Tirumala from the 'pseudo-secular and anti-Hindu' forces, he said the Goa Government had maintained a common civil code, despite its Christian-dominated population.

Referring to the recent terrorist attacks in the country, he alleged that it was the result of the UPA Government scrapping POTA for vote-bank politics.

A Nationalist party was needed for the country to protect 'Hindutva,' he said, adding that ''Hindutva is not a religion, but soul of the nation.'' Speaking on the occasion, BJP State President B Dattatreya said the meeting was just a 'starting point' for the fight against religious conversions.

The BJP and BJYM leaders, who were present on the occasion, called for a fight against such conversions, stressing that they were not against any religion.

UNI

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