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'Amit Shah should be sacked', says Sonia Gandhi after meeting President

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2020, 14:08 IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah should be sacked for ‘abdicating’ his duties and both the centre and state government in the national capital had been ‘mute spectators’ to the violence that saw at least 34 dead, Congress president Sonia Gandhi stated on Monday following a meeting with the President.

“We urged the President to use his power to protect Rajdharma," former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated, condemning the clashes in which over 200 have been injured.

Sonia Gandhi, attacking both BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), stated, "The centre and the newly-elected Delhi government were mute spectators to the violence."

The Congress party has been pressing for Amit Shah’s resignation over the violence that erupted on Sunday in northeast Delhi between groups against and in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Over four days, the escalating violence developed into a communal one and the police were accused of failing to control rioting on the streets, looting, arson and stone pelting.

"Rashtrapati ji you are given the highest possible responsibility under the Constitution of India: to act as the conscience keeper of this Government and to remind it of its Constitutional duty and the pillars of Raj Dharma, by which any just government must abide," the Congress said in its memorandum.

"We call upon you and the Constitutional Office you hold, that the life, liberty and property of the citizens is preserved, secured and protected. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister given the gross ineptitude, abdication of duty and his inability to contain the situation."

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First published: 27 February 2020, 14:08 IST