Himanta Sarma dares AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal to ‘marry before polls or face arrest’

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New Delhi:Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has challenged AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal, daring him to marry before the polls or face potential arrest. Sarma announced plans for the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in the state post-elections, which would make polygamy illegal.

Ajmal, who is contesting from the Dhubri constituency again, said recently, “People in the Congress and Rakibul Hussain (his Congress opponent in the seat) said that I have become old. But I still have so much strength that I can get married. I can do so even if the chief minister doesn’t want me to, that’s how much strength I have.”

Responding to Ajmal’s recent comments about his vitality and potential for marriage, Sarma, at a rally, stated, “He should marry now. After the elections, the Uniform Civil Code will be implemented in Assam. If he marries after that, he will be arrested.”

Sarma further elaborated, “If he invites us now, we will also go because it’s not illegal so far. As far as I know, he has one wife. He can marry two or three more, but we will stop polygamy right after the elections. The entire draft is ready.”

The proposed Uniform Civil Code aims to establish a uniform legal framework for all Indian citizens concerning personal matters like marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption, irrespective of religious affiliations.

Sarma’s firm stance on the UCC aligns with his government’s legislative agenda, echoing similar moves in other states like Uttarakhand. With Assam set to vote in three phases in April and May, the political landscape is heating up as parties lock horns in preparation for the upcoming elections.

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