Posted on January 13, 2020, 1:44 PM IST
Congress as an opposition have strongly been condemning the implementation of CAA in the country. To protest for the same the party will be holding a rally today, but surprisingly the Aam Aadmi Party will not attend the meeting called by Congress of all opposition parties to discuss the political situation in the country, in the wake of violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University and protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, among other issues.
As per sources, Shiv Sena too has decided to skip the meet called by Sonia Gandhi. Sources in Shiv Sena said they had not received any invitation for the Opposition meeting.
The Bahujan Samaj Party led by Mayawati is also not attending the meet. Sources in the BSP said the party may not send a representative at the meet due to its differences with the Congress.
Mayawati tweeted on Monday, "Even after the BSP provided outside support to the Congress-led Rajasthan Government, they have, for the second time, influenced BSP MLAs to join their party, which is unfaithful."
"In such a situation, joining a meeting led by the Congress leadership will be demoralising the party people in Rajasthan, and that is why BSP will not joining the meeting called by the Congress."
"However, the BSP is against CAA, NRC. There is again an appeal from the BSP to the Centre to withdraw this divisive and unconstitutional Law. Also, it is unfortunate to politicize students in JNU and other educational institutions," she added in another tweet.
Similarly, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced its decision to stay away from the meet. This comes after Mamata Banerjee had accused the Congress of slowing down her state during the Bharat Bandh in protest of CAA.
Parties attending the meeting include NCP, DMK, IUML, Left RJD, SP, AUDF and others. Rahul gandhi is likely to be present in the meeting to be held at 2 pm at Parliament annexe