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Budget tomorrow : No mention of CAA in Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan address

Budget tomorrow : No mention of CAA in Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan address
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Will take up Census without NPR: KCR

Hyderabad: The Telangana government in a strategic move avoided the mention of its stand on the CAA in the Governor's address to the Budget session and allocated maximum time to discuss the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and explain why it was opposing the NPR (National Population Register) and NRC (National Register of Citizens) during the session which would continue till March 20.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao explained the state government's readiness to take up Census 2021 without NPR in the new format at the Business Advisory Committee meeting.

KCR told the meeting that the government will strictly adhere to the secular spirit enshrined in the Constitution and provide equal opportunities to all communities. The date and time for debate on the CAA will be decided soon.

The government will present the Budget on Sunday and will pass the Appropriation Bill on March 20. The discussion on motion of thanks to the Governor's address will be taken up on Saturday. The Finance minister will reply to the debate on the Budget on March 12.

Meanwhile, the AIMIM expressed unhappiness for not including the CAA and NPR in the Governor's Address to the joint session of the legislature.

The MIM legislators said the government's attempt to skip the issue in the Governor's Address raised doubts on the sincerity of the government on the CAA.

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