NEW DELHI: Congress delegation led by Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi & Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met with Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, to present a memorandum on the Delhi violence.
"Congress Working Committee believes that Home Minister and Central Government is responsible. Home Minister should tender his resignation with immediate effect," she told media.
“The President said he will take cognisance of our demands, we feel fairly satisfied," she said.
Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India called Delhi violence a matter of “national shame.”
"We called upon the President of India to suggest to him that what has happened in the last four days in the national capital of India is a matter of grave concern and also a matter of national shame..." former PM of India Manmohan Singh, said.
Along with Singh and Gandhi, the delegation also included P Chidambaram, Ahmed Patel, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Randeep Surjewala and Mallikarjun Kharge.
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The party also shared a video:
In another recent development, Justice S Muralidhar has been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after he criticized Delhi police over the ongoing violence in the city.
The bench headed by Muralidhar had expressed “anguish” over the police’s inaction to register FIRs against those making inflammatory speeches.
According to latest media reports, Delhi death toll has touched 35. Hundreds have been injured in clashes in north east Delhi.
A few days ago, sporadic incidents of stone-pelting between anti and pro-CAA groups at Maujpur in east Delhi broke a relative lull in tension over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. The police fired teargas shells. The tension erupted after a pro-CAA rally in the area was stoned by a group of anti-CAA protesters. Following stone-pelting by both groups, the police stepped in to disperse the two groups.
Metro stations have been shut down in the area as a precautionary measure. Metro rail stations that have been shut down include the Maujpur-Babarpur and the Seelampur metro station, adding to the overall congestion and chaos prevailing in the area. More security forces are being directed to the spot from other areas including nearby Jaffrabad.