Overcoming the “failure” at the Center to stop the violence in Delhi, the opposition in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah, but the BJP alleged a conspiracy behind the riots and protests against the CA-CA Blamed the performance. Event.
As the House discussed the recent communal riots in the national capital, which claimed 52 lives, the ruling and opposition members accused the leaders of alleged hate speeches before the outbreak of violence. Defending the government, BJP members said that the Home Minister and officials took proactive steps to control the situation.
Beginning to discuss the “recent law and order situation in some parts of Delhi”, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, expressed surprise that the violence continued for three days despite the fact that Delhi Police was the best in the country Is well equipped. He said, “The Home Minister (Amit Shah) will have to explain.”
Targeting the Prime Minister, he said, Nero fiddled while Rome burned. When violence was taking place in Delhi, Modi was hosting US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad. Chaudhary said that while some claimed that Hindus won, others said Muslims won in violence. “The fact that humanity was defeated,” he said.
He said that the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval took control of the situation soon after visiting the violence-hit areas. Chaudhary hit out at Shah, saying, “Why the Home Minister could not go … The NSA reports to the Prime Minister. Does this mean that the Prime Minister’s Office has lost confidence in the Home Ministry.”
Chaudhary alleged that Delhi High Court Judge S Muralidhar was transferred as he questioned the failure of Delhi Police in the violence. He said that the purpose of the “midnight” notification was to prevent adverse strictures against the government.
Nishikant Dubey (BJP) said the transfer was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium and the government had nothing to do with it.
Chaudhary demanded Shah’s resignation, an echo by TMC’s Saugata Roy, CPI-M member AM Arif and RSP’s NK Premachandran. “Mr. Shah, in the name of God, go,” Roy said looking at Shah who was present in the House.
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said that “there is a tsunami of hate against Hindutva” and called for a fair inquiry to find the perpetrators of the violence. Some of his comments drew sharp reactions from the Treasury Bench, with at least two Union Ministers – Ravi Shankar Prasad and Kishan Reddy – registering their protests. Speaker Om Birla also dismissed some comments made by Owaisi.
BJP members said that the evidence suggests that large amounts of stone and petrol bombs were deposited to promote violence. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi alleged that some people are taking political advantage from the incidents of violence. Referring to the killing of IB officer Ankit Sharma during the riots, he said that 400 wounds were found on his body. “What kind of hatred was it … we should discuss that too,” he said, pre-planning the riots.
He also alleged that stone pelting and vandalism was perpetrated at the AAP councilor’s house and indecent language was given by a party MLA. He said, “There was catastrophe in every tenth house, which was used in riots.”
After questioning the timing of Justice Muralidhar’s transfer, the opposition said the IB report of some people should be made public to air. However, Lekhi did not name anyone. “Some judges, I will not name, some judges believe that unless a protest is violent, the police will not take action. Who will decide when the protest will turn violent … The judges have named them. … They do not know that the government cannot transfer without recommendation … The transfer did not take place, it was already done. I want to say that IB (Intelligence Bureau) Report should be made public. The occurred whose transfer that everyone will understand and for what reason. “He said. Danish Ali (BSP) demanded that some of Lekhi’s comments be exposed.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that members should not name any religion in the debate. Birla reveals some of the names taken by Lekhi and asks him not to name the people.
Lekhi said that the government acted actively and the riots were controlled within 36 hours. He also said that the accusations of indecent language on Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma were not relevant as the riots started on 23 February. He defended BJP leader Kapil Mishra, saying it was wrong to blame him for the riots.
However, Saugata Roy of TMC criticized Lekhi’s remarks, who is a senior advocate, calling him “Devil’s Advocate”. Lekhi alleged that people started gathering after the speech of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi at Ramlila Maidan.