No one should fear CAA, won’t block NPR in Maharashtra, says CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has said NPR will happen in the state as there is nothing controversial about it. Thackeray also said no one has to worry about the CAA.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday assured the people that there is nothing to worry about Citizenship (Amendment) Act, saying CAA and the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) are two different issues.

On the National Population Register, Uddhav Thackeray said he will personally check the columns in the NPR and that there shouldn’t be any problem with the exercise, The Indian Express has reported. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, however, said he will not allow NRC to be implemented in the state.

“CAA and NRC are different and NPR is different. No one has to worry if CAA gets implemented. NRC is not there and will not be implemented in the state,” Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday.

Addressing the media at Sindhudurg, Uddhav Thackeray said: “If NRC is implemented then it will affect not only Hindus or Muslims but also adivasis. Centre has not discussed NRC as of now. NPR is a census, and I don’t find that anyone will be affected as it happens every ten years.”

The alliance partners — Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP — having been talking in different voices on the NPR. The Shiv Sena had also supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha but walked out during voting in Rajya Sabha.

Source: India Today


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