Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi reached Rashtrapati Bhavan with the delegation regarding the Delhi violence. During this, along with former PM Manmohan Singh, several senior Congress leaders were also present. Sonia Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a memorandum regarding Delhi violence. Speaking with the reporters outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sonia Gandhi said that the delegation submitted a memorandum and urged the president to call for the removal of Home Minister Amit Shah.
Sonia Gandhi said, “We handed over demands to President Kovind in a memorandum, Centre and Delhi government were mute spectators to violence. Violence has taken lives of 34 people, businesses have fallen prey to looting.” “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,” she added.
It may be noted that at the CWC meeting to be held in Delhi tomorrow, it was decided that the Congress would organize a peace march for the atmosphere of peace in Delhi, in the hope that a march under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi would take place. The party will march from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Congress took out a peace march on Wednesday over the Delhi violence. Congress workers were moving towards Gandhi Smriti, but the police stopped them on Janpath Road.
After being stopped by the police, all Congress leaders and workers, including Priyanka Gandhi sat on the protest. Priyanka alleged that the central government has failed to stop the violence in Delhi and that Home Minister Amit Shah should resign for this failure.