Union Home Minister Amit Shah should be taking responsibility for the violence that occurred in Delhi and must resign, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi said in a press conference held on Wednesday, 26 February.
The number of deaths following violence in northeast Delhi rose to 20 on Wednesday, 26 February, according to a Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital official.
The Supreme Court said it will not expand the scope of Shaheen Bagh case since pleas on violence in northeast Delhi are being heard by the High Court. The case has been adjourned till 23 March.
Expressing alarm over the escalating violence, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the army should be called in and a curfew imposed affected areas immediately. “(I) am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect,” he said.
Here is what Sonia Gandhi said on Delhi violence:
- In the last 72 hours, more than 20 lives have been lost because the Centre did not react as it should have
- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also failed in maintaining peace in the national capital
- Failure of both the Centre and the state government has led to this situation
- Amit Shah did not act, he must resign.
- What was the information passed on by the intelligence agency and what actions were taken on based on that intel? after Delhi elections. we ask this question on behalf of the people.
- The Congress Working Committee (CWC) believes that the situation is grave.
- The CWC appeals to the people of Delhi to reject the politics of hate and do their best to counter these shameful incidents and to make sure such incidents never take place again.