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

CM Uddhav Thackeray assured he will “personally check the columns” in the NPR, adding there shouldn’t be any problem with the exercise in the state.

Mumbai| Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said he will not block the implementation of the National Population Register in the state as there was nothing controversial about it, PTI reported.

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He said he will “personally check the columns” in the exercise.

“The CAA and the NRC are different and NPR is different. No one has to worry if the CAA gets implemented. NRC is not there and will not be implemented in the state,” Maha CM said in a tweet.

NPR will be conducted in the state as there is nothing controversial about it, he said, adding he will not permit NRC implementation.

“If NRC is implemented, it will affect not only Hindus or Muslims but also Adivasis. NPR is a census, and I don’t find that anyone will be affected as it happens every 10 years,” he said.

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

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