New Delhi: At a time a number of states have adopted resolutions to not implement the Centre’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday said the CAA, NRC and NPR will not take away anyone’s citizenship. He also flagged the misinformation doing the round on the issue. Also Read - 'Centre And States Should Only do Respective Works,' Says Ajit Pawar as NIA Gets Bhima Koregaon Probe
He said this while addressing the convention of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Mumbai. Ruling out the need to bring a resolution against the CAA, Ajit Pawar called for more awareness on this issue. Also Read - 'PIL Filed With Mala Fide Motive, Dismiss Them,' Says Ajit Pawar on Petitions Against Him in Irrigation Scam
“The CAA, NRC and NPR will not take away anyone’s citizenship. It is unnecessary to pass a resolution against the CAA and the NPR in the Maharashtra Assembly,” the deputy CM said. Also Read - 'Some Sparks of Disappointment...': Sena Admits Portfolio Cloud; Ajit Pawar May Get Finance, Aaditya Environment
He further added that some people were spreading wrong information about the CAA, NRC and NPR by referring to a resolution passed in Bihar.
The development comes after Bihar Legislative Assembly last month passes a resolution to not implement the NRC in the state and stated that the NPR exercise can be done strictly according to the 2010 format.
Contrary to Ajit Pawar, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had said in December last year said that like eight other states, Maharashtra should also refuse implementation the CAA, which he feared would hurt the religious and social harmony of India.
Apart from Sharad Pawar, NCP leader Nawab Malik had also last month stated the NRC will not be implemented in Maharashtra. On the other hand, the Congress had also demanded that a resolution against the NPR and the CAA in the state Assembly.
Earlier last month, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had said that no one needs to fear about the CAA. After meeting PM Modi, the CM had said that the NPR was not going to throw anyone out of the country.