KOLKATA: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has held the BJP and RSS responsible for the Delhi riots and said that the violence has sullied India's image worldwide.
Chowdhury slammed the Union Home Minister Amit Shah for accusing the opposition parties of fueling riots and spreading falsehood in the name of the new citizenship amendment bill.
"People of India know that the BJP and RSS are responsible for the riots. So, however much Amit Shah tries to cover up their crime, he won't succeed. Since the day the ruling party at the centre kicked off its campaign backing CAA, NRC and NPR, they have only targeted the minorities. So people know who is responsible for the violence," the leader said who led a candlelight vigil in Kolkata in protest against Delhi violence that killed over 42 people.
He referred to the Delhi High Court asking why FIRs had not been registered against BJP leaders who acted as provocative agents, to support his points.
He said, "Because of the chain of events in Delhi, India's image has been sullied worldwide. The Central government, and particularly home minister Amit Shah, have to take responsibility for this. So Shah's resignation is among our demands."
Chowdhury said regarding a query about the 2002 Gujarat riots when the present PM Narendra Modi was the state's chief minister, "The Gujarat model is a child compared to this model. Gujarat is only a state. This model won't be merely confined to Delhi. People of Indi beware! BJP's sole agenda is to polarise the country in the name of religion."