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Delhi Violence: Congress Delegation Meets President, Seeks Amit Shah's Ouster

Delhi Violence: Congress Delegation Meets President, Seeks Amit Shah
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A delegation of senior Congress leaders led by Interim President, Sonia Gandhi and accompanied by former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Anand...

New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders led by Interim President, Sonia Gandhi and accompanied by former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Anand Sharma, former defence minister, AK Anthony, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, former finance minister, P. Chidambaram, former railway minister, Mallikarjun Kharge and others, met the President of India, Ramnath Kovind, and submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention in the violence which erupted in North East Delhi earlier this week. Sonia Gandhi reiterated her demand seeking Union Home Minister, Amit Shah's resignation.

The Congress described acts of violence and arson which rocked the national capital as organised and designed. Party leaders conveyed their apprehensions to the President and sought his intervention. The Congress called upon the President to remove Home Minister Amit Shah, "given the gross ineptitude, abdication of duty and his inability to contain the situation".

Former prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh told the media following the party delegation's meeting with the President that the Central government had failed to protect the lives and properties of citizens. He also said that the Congress asked the President to ensure that the BJP follows the principle of Raj Dharma.

The violence which the national capital witnessed is bound to resonate in the second part of the Budget Session of the Parliament which will commence on March 2.

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