Delhi violence: Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah’s resignation

Blaming the Centre and the Delhi government for failure to control the violence in the national capital, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

“The Central Government, especially the Home Minister, is responsible for the current situation in Delhi. Taking responsibility, the Home Minister should resign with immediate effect,” Sonia Gandhi said.

“There is a well-planned conspiracy behind the continuous traumatic accidents that have been happening since last Sunday,” said Sonia.

“The Chief Minister & the Government of Delhi have also proved to be a complete failure in maintaining peace and are also responsible. The failure of both governments has made the country’s capital a victim of this tragedy,” she added.

Top leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Priyanka Gandhi were present during the meeting.


The Congress also put forth questions to the government: –

Where was the Home Minister of the country since last Sunday and what was he doing?

Where was the Chief Minister of Delhi since last Sunday and what was he doing?

What information was given by the intelligence agencies after the Delhi elections and what       action was taken on that?

How many police forces were put in place from Sunday night, when there was a possibility of rioting?

When the situation in Delhi was uncontrollable, Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?


The Interim President further said, “the Congress Working Committee believes that the situation is grave and it requires urgent action. Adequate security forces must be deployed immediately to bring the situation under control.”

“CWC appeals to people of Delhi to reject politics of hate & do their best in healing the rifts caused by these shameful events, to help rebuild all that has been lost & to ensure that such events do not take place ever again,” added Sonia.