Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke on Wednesday, responding out at the administration over the large-scale disturbance that has vented in portions of northeast Delhi, killing 21 people and leaving at least 200 wounded.
- What was the Home Minister doing since last week? What was the Home Minister doing earlier this week? Why were the paramilitary teams not charged in earlier when the Home Ministry saw the situation worsening,” Mrs Gandhi spoke at a press gathering at the Congress office in the centre.
- “The centre administration, including the Home Minister, is reliable. The Congress party demands that he resign now,” she said after chairing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party’s top decision-making group.
- Mrs Gandhi criticised both the centre and the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi administration, saying the government did not take satisfactory steps on time to curb force in the national capital.
“Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and centre are equally liable for not beginning the order to reach out to the people to maintain peace and balance,” she said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for calm and said he reviewed the situation in Delhi. “Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest,” PM Modi tweeted.