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Uddhav Thackeray ‘requires an information session’ to understand how NPR is the basis of NRC, says Congress leader Manish Tewari | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Manish Tewari said on Saturday that Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray “requires an information session” on the Rules of Citizenship Amendment-2003 to understand how the NPR is the basis of the NRC.

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.

Uddhav Thackeray 'requires an information session' to understand how NPR is the basis of NRC, says Congress leader Manish Tewari | India News

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray meets PM Modi

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray met with Prime Minister Modi on Friday, his first visit to the national capital after taking the reins of the state. The Prime Minister’s son, Aditya Thackeray, who is a minister in his cabinet, also accompanied him. The head of Sena will also meet with the president of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, the veteran leader of BJP, L K Advani, and the minister of the Interior of the Union, Amit Shah.

“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.

Times of India