Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and son Aaditya Thackeray (Tourism Minister of Maharashtra) called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office in national capital Delhi on Friday. This was Uddhav Thackeray’s second meeting with PM Modi after assuming charge as chief minister.
Over the last few weeks, there have been some awkward moments in the Maharashtra coalition after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asserted that he did not see anything wrong with implementing the national population register. It is a stand that contradicts the Congress position, which counts the population register as the big step towards the National Register of Citizens.
Many states ruled by non-NDA parties have already declared that they will not implement the population register. Congress leaders have indicated that it would be embarrassing if the Maharashtra government goes ahead to implement NPR.
On the other hand, Pawar has claimed he will convince Thackeray to reconsider on NPR as the NCP-Congress is against the process.