WB CM Mamata Banerjee will stay away from the opposition parties’ meet on CAA

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Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will boycott the opposition parties’ meet convened by Congress   President Sonia Gandhi on January 13 in New Delhi on the amended citizenship act to protest the violence unleashed in the state allegedly by Left Front and Congress workers during the strike on  Wednesday, January 8 by the trade unions against the CAA, NPR and government’s alleged apathy to the working people”.The 24-hour nationwide strike by central trade unions in West Bengal on Wednesday was marked by incidents of violence and arson, blocking of railway tracks and roads by protestors trying to enforce the shutdown she said.If is their double standards, she is quoted as saying by PTI.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),” the chief minister said in the state Assembly. Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of opposition parties, including the Left, to discuss the situation arising out of violence on various university campuses and protests in the country over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.Meanwhile, the Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) pending before different high courts to the apex court. A Bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will hear the transfer petition of the Centre on January 10. The bench also comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant said, “We are of the prima facie view that high courts should hear the petitions challenging CAA and in case there is a conflict then we may look into it”. Solicitor General G Mehta, appearing for the Centre said, there will be a problem as different high courts may take conflicting views and lawyers will be moving to different states to attend the proceedings, SG said.(picture  courtesy to The Economic Times)

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