Having come out in public supporting the Union Government's push for Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR)'s scheduled updation, the Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has now claimed that his stand on the subjects was decided after holding due consultations with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress party, Press Trust of India has reported.
The development comes merely a day after Shiv Sena's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition partners, the NCP led by Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi led Congress had openly come out against CM Thackeray's decision to support CAA and pave way for NPR's updation in the state starting 1 May.
Cracks had appeared to widen in the MVA after CM Thackeray had said on Friday (21 February) after his meeting with Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi that no one needed to fear about the CAA and NPR's updatition.
CM Thackeray had gone on to assert that NPR was not going to throw anyone out of the country. Meanwhile, it should be noted that his stand has been rebuffed by both his alliance partners, the NCP and the Congress.