Opposition leaders met in Parliament the meeting convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi was attended by leaders of opposition parties like Nationalist Comuunist Party supremo Sharad Pawar, Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, besides Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel.
The agenda was to discuss the current political situation following widespread protests against the amended Citizenship Act and the violence on campuses.
The Bahujan Samaj Party, the Aama Aadmi Party and the Trinamool Congress, DMK, Shiv Sena ( citing miscommunication) however, stayed away.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was also present.
Sources said the top opposition leaders have already held discussions among themselves and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad is leading the efforts.
The opposition is seeking to win over the youth and the students by supporting their protests against the amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens.
The sources said the Congress and other parties are seeking to take the students’ movement forward and have lent support to their cause.