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Last Updated : Jan 20, 2020 08:34 PM IST | Source: PTI

SAD will not contest Delhi polls, were asked to reconsider position on CAA: Party leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa

Addressing a press conference, SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that during three poll related meetings with the BJP, his party was asked to consider its stand on CAA

Image: ANI
Image: ANI

The Shiromani Akali Dal on January 20 said it will not contest the Delhi Assembly polls next month after it was asked by its ally BJP to change its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Addressing a press conference, SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that during three poll related meetings with the BJP, his party was asked to consider its stand on CAA.

"During our meeting with the BJP, we were asked to reconsider our stand on CAA but we declined to do so. Shiromani Akali Dal is of the firm stand that Muslims cannot be left out of CAA.

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"We are also strongly against the National Register of Citizens (NRC)," Sirsa, who contested on a BJP ticket from Rajouri Garden seat, said.

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First Published on Jan 20, 2020 08:24 pm
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