Congress against CAB in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena's stand still not clear

It seems like Maharashtra will join other non-BJP states in defying the Parliament’s decision. However, this can create a problem between the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

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After the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in the Parliament, several protests broke out across the country and especially in Assam against the CAB. 

Meanwhile, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have asserted that they won’t implement the amended citizenship law. 

Amid this, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat has said that the state will follow the policy of Congress’ central leadership on the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

It seems like Maharashtra will join other non-BJP states in defying the Parliament’s decision. However, this can create a problem between the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. 

MVA government in Maharashtra consists of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Earlier, Shiv Sena had voted in favour of CBA in Lok Sabha but took a U-turn on its stance after pressure from the Congress. 

Shiv Sena in Rajya Sabha staged a walkout ahead of the voting on CAB citing that their queries were not answered regarding the bill. However, Sena didn’t vote against the bill. 

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