When Yogi Adityanath was the Member of the Parliament in Lok Sabha, before taking over as Uttar Pradesh chief minister last Sunday, he had introduced several private members bill. During his last two terms, he had sought permission to introduce a demand that the country is called Hindustan and not India in the constitution. In another, he had called for a uniform civil code. In the third bill, he had sought a ban on cow slaughter in the country.
He had also called for a countrywide ban on forced religious conversions. the fifth bill, he had sought to introduce was on establishing a permanent bench of Allahabad High Court in his constituency.
Yogi Adityanath, while taking part in a debate to set up a proper mechanism to tackle communal violence on August 13, 2014, had spoken on Rs 300 crore earmarked for building graveyard walls in the state of Uttar Pradesh. During the same speech, he had also called the Sachar Commission an “attempt to divide society into communal lines”.
The five-time MP had also raised issues like including of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, AIIMS to be built in Gorakhpur among several others.
Since 2014 in 11 sessions, Yogi Adityanath had an attendance recorded of 77 percent in the Parliament, which was 100 percent in two sessions. As per the data collated by PRS Legislative Research, he has taken part in several major discussions in the Lok Sabha since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.
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Among first bills that he introduces in Parliament since NDA Government taking over, were to bring Uniform Civil Code and cow slaughter ban. His bill on Uniform Civil Code sought removal of Article 44 from the constitution. While the article states, “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”, In his bill Adityanath wants a new part IVB to be added and article 51C to read, “The State shall secure for the citizen a uniform civil code…”