Ground Report । News Desk
East Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday condemned violence in the city over the amended citizenship law CAA. Gautam Gambhir said that action should be taken against any party member, “whether Kapil Mishra or anyone else”, who gave hate speeches.
The MP also asked those protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) to talk to the government instead of indulging in violence. “Whoever, no matter which party he belongs to, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, who gave speeches to provoke people, action should be taken against them,” Gambhir told reporters.
On 23 February, Mishra, who led a pro-CAA protest in Maujpur, posted on Twitter a video of himself delivering a speech. “We will maintain peace until (US President) Donald Trump is in India. After that, we refuse to listen to even the police if the roads are not cleared…. we will be forced to hit the streets,” he is heard saying in the video.
Mishra, who had contested the recent Assembly polls on a BJP ticket, led a gathering in support of the CAA at Maujpur Chowk in the Jafarabad area on Sunday, after which violence erupted between pro and anti-CAA sides. At least seven people, including a police head constable, have died since Monday as mobs went on a rampage in Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Babarpur, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar, Chandbagh areas in northeast Delhi.