"Sena's Stand Not Clear On Citizenship Law, NRC": Congress's Ashok Chavan

The Congress leader's remark came after Maharashtra Chief MinisterThackeray said there is no need to worry if the CAA is implemented while reiterating that NRC will not be implemented in the state.

'Sena's Stand Not Clear On Citizenship Law, NRC': Congress's Ashok Chavan

Ashok Chavan met Sonia Gandhi, called it "courtesy meeting"

New Delhi:

Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Thursday said that Shiv Sena's stand is not clear on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), adding that the issue will be taken by Maharashtra coordination committee.

"There is a three-party alliance government in Maharashtra. Congress has cleared its stand on CAA, NPR, and NRC. This is not for the benefit of the country. It seems that Shiv Sena's stand is still not clear on CAA, NPR, and NRC," Mr Chavan told ANI.

"If there is any dispute, Maharashtra coordination committee, which has leaders from three parties will discuss this and sort it out," he said.

Mr Chavan called his meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi a "courtesy meeting".

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The Congress leader's remark came after Maharashtra Chief Minister Thackeray said there is no need to worry if the CAA is implemented while reiterating that NRC will not be implemented in the state.

"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," he said.

Many non-BJP state governments, including Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab, and Rajasthan have refused to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the NRC in their respective states.