NO one needs to fear about the CAA and the NPR is not going to throw anyone out of the country, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Friday, after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This was Thackeray’s first meeting with Modi after taking over as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Thackeray’s Shiv Sena was earlier a part of the BJP-led NDA, but formed the “Mahavikas Aghadi” Government in Maharashtra with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party after parting ways with the BJP. “I had a good discussion with the Prime Minister over issues concerning Maharashtra. I also discussed the CAA, NPR and NRC with the prime minister. No one needs to fear about the CAA. The NPR is not going to throw anyone out of the country,” Thackeray told reporters after the meeting with the Prime Minister.
He also denied that there was any friction among the constituents of the “Maha Aghadi”, while asserting that the Maharashtra Government will complete its five-year term.
The Congress and the NCP are reportedly miffed over the Chief Minister’s stand on NPR and CAA.
“There is no friction among the allies. We are going to run the Government for five years,” Thackeray said.
He also said that the Prime Minister had assured him of extending all cooperation to the Maharashtra Government.
Several Mah issues discussed with PM: Aaditya Thackeray: MAHARASHTRA Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Friday said various issues relating to the State figured in the meeting between Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
In a series of tweets after the meeting, he said the issue of GST compensation to Maharashtra, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Yojana, the Central road fund, Baliraja Sanjivani Yojana and pending proposals, as well as those related to the PMC bank, were discussed with the Prime Minister.
Aaditya, who holds the State Environment and Protocol Departments as well, said he discussed environmental issues including electric mobility, renewable energy, solar powering highways and the ban on single use plastic.
“I briefed him about urban forests we are creating in Maharashtra,” he said.