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Mayawati to boycott Congress-led meeting on CAA
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Mayawati to boycott Congress-led meeting on CAA

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Lucknow, Jan 13: After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, now Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) chief Maywati too has announced to boycott the opposition leaders' meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi over Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) in New Delhi on Monday.

"Even after the BSP provided outside support to the Congress-led Rajasthan Government, they have, for the second time, influenced our MLAs to join their party, which is unethical," Ms Mayawati tweeted today. "In such a situation, joining a meeting led by the Congress leadership will demoralise the party people in Rajasthan and that is why the BSP will boycott it," she further said.

"However, the BSP is against CAA, NRC. There is again an appeal from the BSP to the Centre to withdraw this divisive and unconstitutional Law. Also, it is unfortunate to politicise students in JNU and other educational institutions," she added in another tweet.

Similarly, Ms Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced its decision to stay away from the meet. The announcement comes in the wake of Ms Banerjee accusing the Congress of slowing down her state during the Bharat Bandh in protest against CAA. Reportedly, AAP, Shiv Sena and some other political parties too have decided to boycott the meeting. (UNI)