Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented in the state only after the court verdict. Thackeray said that several people have approached the court over it and he will take a stand after the court’s decision. “Let us first see what the court decides on CAA, we will clear our stance on it then,” Thackeray was quoted as saying by ANI.
Talking about the Shiv Sena-led alliance government, Thackeray said it is working on the basis of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and his party's stand on Veer Savarkar is the same as before.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Nagpur: Our government (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance) is working on the basis of Common Minimum Programme (CMP), not on the basis of ideology. Our stance on Savarkar is same as before. https://t.co/HZzeSFUshb— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
"Our government (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance) is working on the basis of Common Minimum Programme (CMP), not on the basis of ideology. Our stance on Savarkar is same as before," Thackeray said.
Earlier, the BJP had hit back at Rahul Gandhi, saying a "more appropriate" name for the Congress leader is "Rahul Jinnah" as his "Muslim appeasement" politics makes him a worthy legatee of the Pakistan's founder.
Targeting Gandhi, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao had said, "The more appropriate name for you Rahul Gandhi is Rahul Jinnah. Your Muslim appeasement politics and mindset makes you a worthy legatee of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, not Savarkar."
The BJP had demanded that Rahul Gandhi apologise after the Congress leader, while attacking the Modi Government over the issue of crimes against women, had said at an election rally in Jharkhand that instead of 'Make in India', it was nowadays "rape in India" in the country.
Rahul's comment was a veiled attempt reference to the accusation levelled at Savarkar by his critics of tendering apology to the British government to secure release from jail when India was under the colonial rule.