The ruling combination of SS ,CONG and NCP divided on CAA and NRC . CONG and NCP openly supporting protest against the bill but SHIVSENA taking caution on this .
Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar, said that resolutions against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have been passed in States like Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal as they are ruled by one party, unlike Maharashtra.
“States like Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have passed resolutions against Citizenship (Amendment) Act. They are ruled by one party, unlike Maharashtra. Our Chief Minister (Uddhav Thackeray) said there should be no problem for anyone in the State due to CAA and NRC. We are of this opinion,” Mr Pawar said
The West Bengal Assembly had on Monday passed a resolution against the Citizenship Act which was moved by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government.
Meanwhile , former chief minister and now pwd minister Ashok Chavan has said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had sought a written undertaking from the Shiv Sena that the new government in Maharashtra would work within the ambit of the Constitution.
Sonia Gandhi had given clear guidelines that the state government must work within the frame of Constitution, the state PWD minister said at a meeting in Nanded.
“She told us that first, we should get this in writing (from Sena) that the government should work within the ambit of the Constitution and shouldn’t violate the Constitution preamble. We were told to convey this to Uddhav Thackeray,” Ashok Chavan said.
Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in CM in November last year, heading an alliance government with the Congress and NCP, after results of the October 21 Assembly elections failed to throw up a clear winner.
Ashok Chavan said Gandhi had also told state Congress leaders that if the government doesn’t function as expected, the party should quit it. “We conveyed the same to Uddhav Thackeray.
He agreed and we went to form the government,” Ashok Chavan said. Responding to Ashok Chavan’s remarks, former CM Devendra Fadnavis said Shiv Sena should clarify about the ”deals” done before the Maha Vikas Aghadi government was formed.
Meanwhile JNU alumnus Omar Khalid on Monday asked the Shiv Sena a direct question on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Civil Register (NRC). Omar said, ‘We are seeing a change in the attitude of Shiv Sena. If this change is real, it needs to be implemented. We have declared Satyagraha. She has to clear whether she joins us or stays apart. He was addressing a gathering in Mumbai