NCP's position is clear to CAA, NPR; Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will convince: Sharad Pawar

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Amid the simmering tensions between Shiv Sena and NCP over the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) in Maharashtra, NCP Colonel Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday (February 18) that his party's stance on these Questions are clear and He will try to convince Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray too. In particular, CM Thackeray said on Tuesday that nobody should worry about CAA and NPR.

Pawar emphasized that the NCPs in parliament voted against the CAA and Shiv Sena boss was entitled to his opinion. However, the NCP chief noted that Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress could discuss the issue.

“Whatever Uddhav Thackeray said is his view. He is the chief minister of Maharashtra, he has his own views. Yes, in Maharashtra we are in a coalition government and the parties' opinions and views on certain issues may differ, but we can sit and discuss CAA issues, ”said Pawar.

He added that Maha Vikas Aghadi's three alliance partners will soon be discussing the matter and will try to convince CM Thackeray of it.

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“We have the experience of leading a coalition government at the center during the UPA regime. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had 29 parties. In fact, we also had the Left Front parties with different views, but we managed to follow them, ”added Pawar.

Although CM Thackeray supported the implementation of CAA, he made it clear that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is not implemented in the state. “CAA and NRC are different and NPR is different. Nobody has to worry when CAA is implemented. NRC is not there and is not being implemented in the state, ”said Thackeray.