New Delhi, Jan 11: Amid the countrywide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register for Citizens, the Congress working committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, will meet here on Saturday to discuss the current political situation.
Sources said that the meeting, to be held the headquarters of the AICC , will discuss the situation arising in the country due to widespread unrest over the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act and decide on the future course of action by the party .
The sources said that the CWC, to be chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, is expected to come up with a detailed programme for protests against the Act as also against the violence against the students and the teachers in the JNU by masked men on Sunday.
The Congress has already expressed its support to the countrywide agitation against the CAA and the NRC and the agitation by the JNU students against the violence in the university campus on Sunday.
The Congress president has condemned the violence and sent a fact-finding team to the JNU to probe the incidents of violence against students and teachers.
Mrs Gandhi had demanded a judicial inquiry into the JNU violence. She had said that the entire party stands in solidarity with the students.
The CWC meeting comes ahead of the meeting of the Opposition parties called by the Congress on January 13 to discuss the emerging situation and incidents of violence against students.
The Opposition parties are meeting for a joint strategy on the issue of anti-CAA protests and alleged police brutality against the students. (UNI)