New Delhi: The opposition parties have organised a meeting today afternoon, to discuss the current political scenario in the backdrop of student protests and CAA and NRC. However, it is confirmed that Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati will not attend the meeting.
Last week’s trade union strike brought out clashes between the workers of the Left and Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. This made her upset and had said, “What happened yesterday in the state – it is no more possible for me to attend the meeting anymore”.
“I was the first to launch an andolan (movement) against CAA, NRC,” she said. “What the Left and the Congress are doing in the name of the CAA-NRC is not a movement but vandalism”.
After six MLAs in Rajasthan from BSP joined Congress last September, it was a jolt to Mayawati and irked her and said, “In such a situation, the BSP’s attendance in the opposition meeting led by the Congress, will demoralise the party workers in Rajasthan. Hence, the BSP will not attend this meeting,” Mayawati tweeted in Hindi this morning.
2. ऐसे में कांग्रेस के नेतृत्व में आज विपक्ष की बुलाई गई बैठक में बीएसपी का शामिल होना, यह राजस्थान में पार्टी के लोगों का मनोबल गिराने वाला होगा। इसलिए बीएसपी इनकी इस बैठक में शामिल नहीं होगी। 2/3
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) January 13, 2020
The BJP has repeatedly accused the Congress of engineering the violence that took place during some of the protests.