Congress president Sonia Gandhi has summoned a meeting of the party’s working committee on Saturday to discuss the situation in the country against the backdrop of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests and the recent attacks on students on university campuses.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) deliberations also come ahead of a joint strategy meeting planned by the Opposition parties on Monday to corner Modi government on implementation of CAA and the planned updation of NPR.

“A meeting of the CWC is scheduled at 3.30 pm to discuss the current political situation,” a senior Congress leader said.

Congress leaders said the protests over CAA-NPR-NRC have provided a rare opportunity to the Opposition to pin down Modi and catch the imagination of youth who in several cities had gathered to demonstrate against the government.

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had rushed to JNU on Sunday night, hours after the horrific attack by masked persons that had left several students and teachers injured.