Maharashtra Set To Roll Out NPR From May 1 As Uddhav Thackeray
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 15, Feb 2020, 18:08 pm IST | UPDATED: 15, Feb 2020, 18:10 pm IST
Delhi: Maharashtra government Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has overruled the objection by the Congress over National Population Register and has decided to roll out NPR from May 1. This comes amid country-wide against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), as well as NPR.
Even though several Congress leaders including Varsha Gaikwad have opposed the move, the Shiv Sena has favoured the decision according to sources. The state government is expected to issue a notification about the drive soon.
Meanwhile, the Nationalist Congress Party, which is also part of the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi government, is weighing its options in the issue and hasn’t taken an official stand on the issue, according to sources.
The state government wants the census and NPR exercise to be completed by June-end, ahead of the next academic year which is set to begin. The CM has, however, come out against NRC on the grounds that it would not be possible for the poor to produce relevant documents.