- PM Modi held an extensive review of the situation in Delhi
- When Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?: Sonia Gandhi
- Delhi Violence – Court orders that the video clips (of Kapil Mishra) be played for the Police Officer and SG Mehta who has not seen the video clips : Bar & Bench
- India today celebrates the first anniversary of Balakote airstrikes. It was a successful counter terror operation launched by the fearless Indian Air Force air warriors: @rajnathsingh
We were going to ask the Home Minister to resign, but we were stopped: Priyanka Gandhi
- Today Delhi is burning.
- We were going to ask the Home Minister to resign, but we were stopped.
- We are cadres of a party which got us independence … Its our duty to ensure peace is restored: @priyankagandhi
Amid ongoing violence in the national capital, the @INCIndia is holding a shanti march, starting from AICC headquarters till Gandhi Smriti calling for peace: KC Venugopal – Congress Gen Secy
‘Had an extensive review..’
Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:
- 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.
- 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.
When Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?:
The Congress Working Committee met this morning to discuss the situation in Delhi. The CWC passed a resolution. Excerpts:
- Where was the Home Minister of the country since last Sunday and what was he doing?
- Where was the Chief Minister of Delhi since last Sunday and what was he doing?
- What information was given by the intelligence agencies after the Delhi elections and what action was taken on that?
- How many police forces were put in place from Sunday night, when there was a possibility of rioting?
- When the situation in Delhi was uncontrollable, Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?
- The Congress Working Committee believes that the situation is grave and it requires urgent action. Adequate security forces must be deployed immediately to bring the situation under control.
- Senior civil servants must be deployed in each district to take charge of the administration, to ensure administrative machinery responds to the evolving situation.
- CWC appeals to people of Delhi to reject politics of hate & do their best in healing the rifts caused by these shameful events, to help rebuild all that has been lost & to ensure that such events do not take place ever again
‘I have been in touch with large number of people whole night’
Arvind Kejriwal @ArvindKejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi:
- I have been in touch with large no of people whole night.
- Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence.
- Army should be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately.
- Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect
‘Two High Court judges had to hold a midnight hearing last night..’
P Chidambaram, @PChidambaram_IN – Former Union Finance Minister:
- Two High Court judges had to hold a midnight hearing last night to ensure the safe evacuation of injured persons to a proper hospital.
- What does it say about the performance of Delhi Police?
- The violence has continued since Monday and even now there are incidents of violence.
- It shows the colossal failure of the Delhi Police.
- Whether the violence in East Delhi was instigated (MOS-Home) or spontaneous (MHA), the government has a duty to end the violence.