Sonia Gandhi Deputes Team To Visit Violence-Hit Delhi Areas, Submit Report

Delhi Violence: Congress president Sonia Gandhi had said both the Delhi government and the centre remained "mute spectators" instead of trying to take remedial measures to control the situation.

Sonia Gandhi Deputes Team To Visit Violence-Hit Delhi Areas, Submit Report

Delhi Violence: The death count in the Delhi's violence has gone up to 42

New Delhi:

Congress president Sonia Gandhi today deputed a five-member team to visit the violence-hit areas in the northeast Delhi and submit a report to her after assessing the situation there.

The delegation comprises All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Mukul Wasnik, AICC in-charge Delhi Shaktisinh Gohil, Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja, former MP Tariq Anwar and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev.

The Congress president has deputed a delegation of party leaders to visit the areas and asked them to assess the situation emanating from the mindless violence and its after effects, the party said in a statement.

The team has been asked to submit a "detailed report to the Congress president immediately," it said.

Later, the Congress leaders who are part of the team held a meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

Accusing Home Minister Amit Shah of "abdication of duty" during the Delhi violence, a Congress delegation led by Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to call for his resignation and remind the Centre of its "raj dharma".

Reading out parts of the memorandum that the party submitted to the president, Mrs Gandhi had said both the Delhi government and the centre remained "mute spectators" instead of trying to take remedial measures to control the situation.

The delegation included former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, KC Venugopal, Mallikarjuna Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Anand Sharma, AK Antony, Kumari Selja and Randeep Surjewala.

The death count in the Delhi's violence has gone up to 42 now with four more fatalities being recorded today, officials said.

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