Won't block implementation of NPR in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray

While addressing the media in Sindhudurg, CM Thackeray reiterated his stand on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) saying that the same will not be carried out in Maharashtra.

Won't block implementation of NPR in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that he will not block the implementation of the National Population Register (NPR) process in the state. 

CM Thackeray assured that he will personally check the columns in the NPR stating that there shouldn’t be any problem with the same in Maharashtra. 

While addressing the media in Sindhudurg, CM Thackeray reiterated his stand on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) saying that the same will not be carried out in Maharashtra. 

“CAA and NRC both 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,” Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said. 

CM Thackeray further stated that if NRC is implemented then it will affect not only Hindus or Muslims but also Adivasis. The NPR, however, is a census and it will not affect anyone, the Chief Minister added. 

“NPR happens every ten years and I don’t find that anyone will be affected by it. NPR is a census,” CM Thackeray said. 

The rift between the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is widening given the difference of opinion over the NPR and the Bhima Koregaon case.

In the MVA government, alliance NCP and Congress have maintained their strong opposition to the implementation of CAA, NRC and NPR. NCP chief Sharad Pawar has called the CAA, NRC and NPR as “divisive” while Congress has maintained that the NPR is “NRC is disguise”. 

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On the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon Violence case, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray earlier clarified that both the cases are different and his government will investigate the Bhima Koregaon case. The transfer has been approved for the Elgar Parishad case. 

However, the NCP has announced a parallel probe through the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon violence case. 

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NCP leader Anil Deshmukh also informed that the he will seek legal opinion to consult SIT in the Elgar Parishad case. “I will also discuss this with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take a decision on the same,” Deshmukh added.

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