NEW DELHI: On Thursday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at the Centre and AAP government for being “mute spectators” as the national capital continues to be the base for unabated violence.
The leader again demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Seeking normalcy and peace in Delhi she met President Ram Nath Kovind with a delegation of senior Congress leaders.
Talking to reporters after meeting the President, Gandhi said, “Instead of taking active steps to remedy or diffuse the situation, the central government as also the newly-elected Delhi government, have remained mute spectators as completely mindless rage, designed violence and organised looting of property has continued unabated."
The delegation of top leaders included Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, party leaders Ahmed Patel and Randeep Surjewala.
“We called upon President to suggest to him that what has happened in last four days in Delhi is a matter of great concern and a matter of national shame in which at least 34 people have died and 200 people are injured. It is a reflection on total failure of Central government,” said Dr Singh.
President Kovind's response was a positive one; Sonia Gandhi said he assured the delegation of looking into their concerns.
The death toll resulting from the violence in New Delhi has reached 34.
Violence broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups, with both sides taking to brutality like a moth to fire.
The crime committing individuals who attacked the city were equipped with guns, swords and even acid. Due to the riots over the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act, over 250 people have been injured. This also led to residents leaving their homes.