The Shiv Sena that had abstained from voting on the contentious set of amendments to the citizenship law in Rajya Sabha, will not join the Congress-led group of opposition parties that are expected to meet President Ram Nath Kovind. Referring to students protest over CAA, Mr Raut said that the government should listen and understand the concerns of the students.
In this delegation, all the prominent leaders of many opposition parties including Congress, TMC, Left parties, RJD, SP will be present. But Shiv Sena, which forms the government in Maharashtra with Congress and NCP, will not join this delegation. When asked by the party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut on the delegation of opposition leaders meeting he said, “I don’t know anything about it.”
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on being asked if #CitizenshipAmendmentAct will be implemented in Maharashtra: Our Chief Minister (Uddhav Thackeray) will decide on that in Cabinet meeting. https://t.co/h2RTiv6wpY
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At the same time, when asked if the Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented in Maharashtra, in response to this question, Sanjay Raut said that, “our Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will decide it in the cabinet meeting.” Explain that the Shiv Sena supported the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, but had voted out in the Rajya Sabha.
Significantly, demonstrations are being held in many universities and cities of the country regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act. There have also been incidents of violence during the protest at Delhi Jamia University. In this politicians had also started questioning on the matters and had reached the Supreme Court.