After Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress's new ally, the Shiv Sena will skip the meeting of opposition parties called by Sonia Gandhi on Monday to discuss the situation arising out of violence on various university campuses and protests over the amended Citizenship Act.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said the his party had no information about the meeting and so, there was no point in attending it.
Sources, however, claimed that the AAP is not attending the meeting in view of the upcoming assembly polls in Delhi.
BSP president Mayawati said her party will not attend the meeting, saying it will "demoralise" her party workers.
In a series of tweets, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said her party is against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens but attending the meeting will demoralise BSP workers in Rajasthan, where the Congress has caused defections in her party.
"As is well known that despite the BSP support to the Congress-led Rajasthan government from outside, it has been for the second time that BSP MLAs have been made to join their party which is completely wrong" Mayawati said in a tweet in Hindi.
"Under such circumstances, the BSP attending the opposition meeting today under the leadership of the Congress will be demoralising for party workers in Rajasthan. Therefore, the BSP will not attend this meeting," she said.
However, she made it clear that the BSP is against the CAA and NRC
"As it is, the BSP is against CAA/ NRC etc. It is an appeal to the central government again that it should withdraw this divisive and unconstitutional law. Also, It is very unfortunate to politicize students in JNU and other educational institutions" she added.
Congress's ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena has also reportedly said that the no member of the party will attend the meet.