GR News Desk| New Delhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday demanded resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah for failing to control the situation in Delhi. Addressing media, she said that the Central government and Home Ministry are responsible for the loss of lives in the national capital.
“The Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. The Union Home Minister should resign,” she said. She also blamed the provocative remarks made by BJP leaders for the unrest. She alleged that there is a conspiracy behind the violence and the country also saw this during Delhi elections. “Many BJP leaders made inciting comments creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred,” she said.
Congress president also posed five questions for Centre: “Number 1, where was the Home Minister since Sunday and what was he doing? Number 2, Number 3, what information was shared by intelligence officials after Assembly polls and what action was taken on that? Number 4, tell us about the number of policemen deployed in troubled areas when it was clear that situation was deteriorating, and finally, when the situation went out of hand, why wasn’t the paramilitary force deployed?”.
“A BJP leader again made such a remark on Sunday when he gave a three-day ultimatum to the police,” said Gandhi without naming BJP leader Kapil Mishra.
Sonia Gandhi has compared the Narendra Modi’s BJP to Vajpayee’s BJP. “Whenever there used to be violence in any part of the country, Vajpayee ji used to take all parties on board and hold a meeting. Since the Modi government has come in, sadly, no such meeting takes place. It is a sad fact but it is the truth,” Sonia said.
“It is the collective failure of the two governments that have resulted in a great tragedy in the capital city which threatens to become worse by the day,” the CWC had said in a resolution adopted at its meeting held at the party headquarters in Delhi.
Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala has announced that the CWC march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan has been deferred to tomorrow. The Congress leaders present at the press conference have blamed BJP for the violence in Delhi.
“BJP Ministers must first settle their internal differences as to the official narrative on the cause of violence in Delhi and then come out and speak to the public. MoS Home has something else to say and other ministers are contradicting him,” Randeep Surjewala has said.
The meeting, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, was also attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior leaders AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia among others. However, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was not present as he is currently abroad.