Published On : Sat, Jan 11th, 2020

Aaditya pans BJP for CAA talks in schools

Mumbai: Maharashtras newly-appointed environment, tourism and protocol minister Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday questioned the BJPs campaign in schools to teach students about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

The young Shiv Sena leader tweeted a day after a few BJP leaders visited schools in Mumbais Matunga area to spread awareness and correct misinformation about the law, which has sparked protests across the country.

Aaditya Thackeray also suggested what the Bharatiya Janata Party or any other political leader should do to contribute towards students education.

To campaign abt an Act in schools is ridiculous. What is the need for such political campaigning justification, if there is no ill intent? Politicisation of schools mustnt be tolerated. If politicians want to speak in schools, speak on gender equality, helmets, cleanliness! the Shiv Sena leader tweeted.

The BJP is pulling out all stops to dispel doubts about the provisions of CAA and has started a door-to-door campaign that will reach out to three crore families to clear perceptions about the act.

The Shiv Sena had supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha but took a sharp U-turn in the Rajya Sabha by abstaining from voting for the new law when it was presented in Parliament in December last year.