New Delhi: In the wake of violence that gripped North-east Delhi in the last three days, claiming lives of 34 people, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, calling upon him to ensure that life, liberty and property of citizens is preserved. She also called for the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his “inability to contain violence” in the national capital. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Action Must be Taken if Guilty,' Sanjay Singh on AAP Leader Tahir Hussain's Alleged Role in Killing of IB Staffer
“We call upon you (President) to ensure that life, liberty, & property of citizens are preserved. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister for his inability to contain violence,” Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said in the memorandum. Also Read - Delhi Violence: MEA Responds to USCIRF Statement, Calls it 'Factually Inaccurate And Misleading'
The memorandum was submitted by Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, and other senior party leaders to President Kovind. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Well-settled Process Followed, Judge's Consent Taken,' Govt Defends Justice S. Muralidhar's Transfer
Dr Manmohan Singh said, “We called upon President to suggest to him that what has happened in last 4 days in Delhi is a matter of great concern & a matter of national shame in which at least 34 people have died & 200 people are injured, it is a reflection on total failure of Central Govt.”
On Wednesday too, Gandhi had demanded the resignation of Amit Shah over the law and order situation in the national capital. She also called Delhi violence a result of a “conspiracy”, targeting BJP leaders for creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred.
Meanwhile, the death toll from Delhi violence has risen to 34.