Mumbai: Taking a decision to implement the National Population Register (NPR) in Maharashtra from May 1, the NCP and Congress have suffered a major setback. Congress is opposing NPR all over the country. Congress is an ally in the Maharashtra government. Even after the nationwide protests against CAA, NPR, and NRC, the Union Home Ministry has issued a notification to collect information under the NPR from May 1 to June 15.
The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner (RGCC) of Maharashtra held a meeting with officials of the state on NPR and Census on February 6 and has deployed around 3.34 lakh employees to implement both procedures. The state government will soon issue a notification regarding this. Shiv Sena, Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 's Mahavikas Aghadi are seen to be dragging on the implementation of NPR in the state.
Congress is continuously opposing CAA, NRC and NPR. Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant in Maharashtra has said that the Congress is protesting against the provisions of the National Population Register (NPR). In this regard, the Congress minister will talk to the Uddhav government of the state. On the other hand, Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai has said that Uddhav saheb has clearly stated that if the NPR is the same as the census, then it does not matter because the census is done every 10 years.