Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray met with PM Modi on CAA-NPR. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint |
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray met with PM Modi on CAA-NPR. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint |
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New Delhi: No one needs to fear about the CAA and the NPR is not going to throw anyone out of the country, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Friday, after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This was Thackeray’s first meeting with Modi after taking over as the chief minister of Maharashtra. Thackeray’s Shiv Sena was earlier a part of the BJP-led NDA, but formed the “Maha Vikas Aghadi” government in Maharashtra with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) after parting ways with the saffron party.

“I had a good discussion with the prime minister over issues concerning Maharashtra. I also discussed the CAA, NPR and NRC with the prime minister. No one needs to fear about the CAA. The NPR is not going to throw anyone out of the country,” Thackeray told reporters after the meeting with the prime minister.

He also denied that there was any friction among the constituents of the “Maha Aghadi”, while asserting that the Maharashtra government will complete its five-year term.

The Congress and the NCP are reportedly miffed over the chief minister’s stand on NPR and CAA.

“There is no friction among the allies. We are going to run the government for five years,” Thackeray said.

He also said the prime minister had assured him of extending all cooperation to the Maharashtra government.

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  1. Another Kuan ka Mendak, this one from Bombay, preaches his deeply analyzed conclusion. Sheesh, no limit to buffoons.

  2. The Thackeray’s seems in a hurry to conclude NPR, CAA and NCR. Can’t hide the ideologue of Hindutva creating much friction with the alliance partners. More over the equations with Udhav Thackeray as CM to continue, Fadnavis as deputy could be the last and ideologically fit solution if the current fails. Mr. Fadnavis can spend this much to keep Congress+NCP at bay. This could well be in the sight of the CM who is doing his rounds with CAA or NPR without the consent of its partners. The saffron cadres will be more at ease if this happen creating huge gains for the trouble and sinking boat of the BJP who has been loosing states in recently held elections. The Congress hence has to keep a minimal pressure to pursue its agendas siding the Sena to keep the alliance together and tough for the BJP to crack. In days to come with a slow economy and many issues emerging locally within the states would certainly challenge the leadership of Udhav Thackeray and his team, as the BJP is not loosing any chance to change the equation of power. The first marriage hence seems to be more in picture to be fixed for a long term.


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