BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at both the Delhi government and Centre and called them “mute spectators” for their failure in controlling ongoing violence in Northeast Delhi, which claimed 38 lives and injured more than 200 people. She, once again, said that Union Minister Home Minister Amit Shah should resign.
Sonia led a delegation of senior Congress leaders, and met President Ram Nath Kovind to seek normalcy and peace in violence-hit Delhi. Congress Rajya Sabha leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, party leaders Ahmed Patel and Randeep Surjewala were among the delegation.
“Instead of taking active steps to remedy or diffuse the situation, the central government as well as the newly-elected Delhi government, have remained mute spectators to completely mindless rage, designed violence and organised looting of property has continued unabated,” Gandhi told the media after meeting the President.
“We urged the President to use his power to protect Rajdharma,” former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.
“We called upon President to suggest 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,” Singh added.
Sonia said that the President assured the delegation of looking into their concerns.