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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sonia Gandhi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 21, 2020 Published on February 21, 2020

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray meets Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi   -  PTI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the current political situation and CAA-NPR-NRC issue.

Thackeray met Sonia Gandhi at her residence and the meeting lasted for around half-an-hour. This is the first meeting of Thackeray with Gandhi after the formation of the coalition government in Maharashtra.

Sources said the leaders are learnt to have discussed the functioning of the ‘Maha-Agadi’ Government of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.

Thackeray’s stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR) has become a bone of contention among the allies in Maharashtra, as the Congress and the NCP are opposed to the measures.

AICC General Secretary in-charge of Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge and Shiv Sena leaders Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut were also present during the meeting.

The meeting came soon after Thackeray asserted that one does not have to fear the CAA and no one will be thrown out of the country due to NPR, soon after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said an atmosphere is also being created in the country that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is dangerous and people have to queue up to prove their citizenship.

Thackeray is also learnt to have discussed the CAA, National Population Register and NRC with the Prime Minister during his hour-long meeting with him.

Published on February 21, 2020
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