BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said no one needs to fear about Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) because the process is not going to throw anyone out of the country. This came soon after Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi for the first time after taking over as Maharashtra CM.
Thackeray also accused political leaders of misleading people against CAA.
“Those people who have instigated it, they need to understand CAA… Why are we opposing it, why are we supporting it? First we need to understand it,” Thackeray said when asked if he would make efforts to convince people about CAA.
“I had a good discussion with the Prime Minister over issues concerning Maharashtra. I also discussed CAA, NPR and NRC with the Prime Minister. No one needs to fear about the CAA,” Thackeray told the media.
“NPR also, no one is going to throw anyone out (because of the population register). It is about the census that happens every 10 years. But if it starts and we think that there is something dangerous about it, then there can be a dispute at that point,” he said.
The Maharashtra chief minister also met Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.