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Won't Block NPR in Maharashtra, Says Uddhav Thackeray; Reiterates Stand on Not Allowing NRC

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Thackeray assured he will "personally check the columns" in the NPR, adding there shouldn't be any problem with the exercise in the state.

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  • Last Updated: February 18, 2020, 4:25 PM IST
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Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said he won't block the National Population Register (NPR) exercise in the state.

Thackeray assured he will "personally check the columns" in the NPR, adding there shouldn't be any problem with the exercise in the state.

"The CAA and the NRC are different and NPR is different. No one has to worry if the CAA gets implemented. NRC is not there and will not be implemented in the state," Thackeray said in a tweet.

NPR will happen in the state as there is nothing controversial about it, he said, adding he will not allow NRC implementation.

"If NRC is implemented, it will affect not only Hindus or Muslims but also Adivasis. NPR is a census, and I don't find that anyone will be affected as it happens every 10 years," he said.

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