The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Aam Aadmi Party said that they will not attend the meeting of apposition parties convened on Monday to discuss the situation arising out of violence in various university campuses and protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Sources in the BSP said the party may not send a representative at the meet. The BSP’s differences with the Congress are said to be the reason behind the move.
When the opposition members had approached the President against the amended Citizenship law, the BSP had not joined them. It had met the President on the issue later.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said that it 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.
However, parties attending the meeting include NCP, DMK, IUML, Left, RJD, SP, AUDF and others.
Rahul Gandhi is also likely to be present at this meeting.