BSP chief Mayawati and WB CM Mamata Banerjee have openly declared that they would not attend the all-party meet to discuss the strategy in opposition to the CAA
Bengaluru: For several days perennially, the opposition parties in India have been shouting their lungs out that the Citizenship Amendment Act is based on religious discrimination and isolates Muslims, and perchance also strip them of one in spite of the fact that the CAA is not at all applicable to Indian citizens irrespective of their religion.
However, a persevering Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah have cared two hoots about these faked and orchestrated protests and have gone on with it, with a gazette notification coming out on the issue a few days ago.
And at the other end of the continuum, the rift and gaping holes in the opposition’s unity are wide open.
Former Uttar Pradesh CM and BSP chief Mayawati is the latest to join the bandwagon of CAA rebels as she openly said she would not attend the meeting against CAA, to be chaired by Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president.
1. जैसाकि विदित है कि राजस्थान कांग्रेसी सरकार को बीएसपी का बाहर से समर्थन दिये जाने पर भी, इन्होंने दूसरी बार वहाँ बीएसपी के विधायकों को तोड़कर उन्हें अपनी पार्टी में शामिल करा लिया है जो यह पूर्णतयाः विश्वासघाती है। 1/3— Mayawati (@Mayawati) January 13, 2020
The reason is this: Mayawati provided support to the Congress government in Rajasthan, but it is alleged that the Congress worked successfully in causing an internal rift in the BSP and had even inducted BSP MLAs in their party.
This backstabbing has miffed Mayawati that she has decided to withdraw her support to the CAA.
WB chief minister Mamata Banerjee too has stopped short of attending the meet as she is not happy with the violence by the Congress and Left, which was perpetrated by them during the Bharat Bandh on January 8.
"I have decided to boycott the meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi on January 13 in New Delhi as I don't support the violence that the Left and Congress unleashed in West Bengal yesterday (Wednesday)," News18 had quoted the chief minister as saying.
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Last Updated Jan 13, 2020, 4:22 PM IST