Uddhav Thackeray ‘requires an information session’ to understand how NPR is the basis of NRC, says Congress leader Manish Tewari | India News
Tewari also said that in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Thackarey needs to re-familiarize himself with the design of the Constitution that religion cannot be the basis of citizenship.
The sharp comments of the former Union minister about the head of Shiv Sena, the ally of Congress in Maharashtra, came a day after Thackarey met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after which he said no one has to fear by the CAA, since it is not like that. intended to drive anyone from the country.
“CM Maharashtra Uddhav Thackarey requires an information session on the Citizenship Amendment Rules -2003 to understand how NPR (National Population Registry) is the basis of NRC (National Citizens Registry).
“Once NPR is done, you cannot stop NRC. In CAA, you should re-familiarize yourself with the design of the Constitution of India that religion cannot be the basis of citizenship,” said Tewari, a spokesman for Congress .
The Shiv Sena chief had said that an atmosphere is being created in the country that the NRC is “dangerous” for Muslims, but added that the exercise will not take place in Maharashtra.
Talking to reporters after his meeting with Modi that lasted almost an hour, Thackeray had said he had a discussion about the CAA, the NPR and the NRC.
“Talking about NPR and the census … the census takes place every 10 years and it is important that it be carried out. I assured all the citizens of my state that nobody’s rights will be taken away,” he said.