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TDN World Desk: The Congress held the BJP government responsible for the Delhi riot. The National Congress also demanded resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah holding him primarily responsible for the violence.

The Congress supreme leaders Sonia Gandhi has formed a fact-finding committee to take detailed note of the Delhi riot. It is stated in the report that there was enough evidence of provocation and police inaction.

The Telegraph quoted an elaborate statement given by Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik who has been the head of the fact-finding committee.

In his statement Wasnik said, as stated by the Telegraph, ” “The provocative statements of the BJP leaders and ministers instigated the violence. Instead of discharging his duty to intervene and prevent violence as home minister, Amit Shah was himself speaking irresponsibly, asking people to give electric shocks to Shaheen Bagh.”

“There were 690 FIRs filed in connection with the riots but not one against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma or Kapil Mishra who instigated people. This creates the suspicion whether the Centre wanted to enforce peace. It’s clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again failed observe rajdharma. Police too were silent spectators. We cannot trust the police to do a fair investigation. A judicial inquiry is a must,” Wasnik added further.

Shaktisinh Gohil, another member of the fact-finding team told the newspaper, “People don’t want to fight; the riots were engineered. The BJP’s motive is — Ram ka mare ya Rahim ka mare, apna vote bank badhe (Whether those belonging to Ram or Rahim die, our vote bank should swell).”

While raising serious allegation against BJP government, the Congress demanded a judicial inquiy into the Delhi riot under the supervision of a sitting or retired Supreme Court judge. Till now 53 deaths have been reported due to Delhi carnage.