15/12/2019 8:01 PM IST

Citizenship Amendment Act Against Views of Veer Savarkar, Says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was speaking with reporters in Nagpur. He highlighted the violence prompted by the controversial new law.

Shiv Sena party leader Uddhav Thackeray greets supporters after taking oath as chief minister of Maharashtra state during a swearing-in-ceremony in Mumbai, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. 

NAGPUR—Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the new citizenship law is against the views of Hindutva icon V D Savarkar.

Addressing a press conference on the eve of the winter session of the state legislature, Thackeray said that issues like CAB were being raised to “divert attention” of people from real issues like security of women, unemploymentand farm crisis.

“Is CAB based on ideology? What about violence which erupted over it?, he asked.