Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm and peace in Delhi at a time when 20 people have already died in the violent clashes that continued for 3 days in northeast Delhi. In two tweets on Wednesday afternoon, PM Modi said he held an extensive review meeting to look at the current situation in the national capital.
“Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy,” said Prime Minister Modi.
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PM Modi added, “Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest.”
At least 20 people have died in northeast Delhi over the communal violence between rival groups that started on Sunday and continued till Tuesday night. Sporadic incidents of arson and clashes continued to be reported even on Wednesday.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi held Home Minister Amit Shah responsible for the violence in Delhi and sought his resignation.
“The Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. The Union Home Minister should resign,” said Sonia Gandhi.