Sonia To Chair Opposition Parties Meet On CAA Today; BSP, TMC Likely To Skip

New Delhi: The meeting of opposition parties called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi against the Citizenship Amendment Act is scheduled to take place on Monday at the Parliament annexe in Delhi at 2 p.m. The Bahujan Samaj Party and the Trinamool Congress are likely to skip the meeting.

The Congress has invited all like-minded parties to attend the meeting, with an aim to formalise a joint strategy on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and alleged police brutality against students.

Congress has sent an invitation to all like-minded parties to come up at a common platform.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has, however, refused to attend the meeting. There was no confirmation by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party as well.

Congress sources said they are confident that all opposition parties of the opposition would attend Monday’s meeting.

Samajwadi Party and Congress’ new alliance partner Shiv Sena are expected to attend the meeting.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has already sought withdrawal of CAA and National Population Register.

The Congress-ruled states are likely to adopt resolution on the issue as CWC has already taken a stand on it.

In a meeting on Saturday, the CWC, after passing a resolution, said “the Narendra Modi-led Central government has unleashed the brute state power to suppress, subjugate and stifle the voice of youth and students across the country”.
(with inputs from IANS)