Delhi Violence: CPIM Chief Sitaram Yechury Wonders 'Where's PM, HM?' While Capital Burns


CPI(M) chief Sitaram Yechury took to Twitter to train guns at PM Modi and HM Amit Shah saying while the situation in Delhi remains tense, the duo is 'missing'

Written By Shubhayan Bhattacharya | Mumbai | Updated On:
Delhi Violence

Even as escalating tensions in northeast Delhi turn deadly, claiming two lives including a head police constable, politics have heated up over the recent outpour of violence. Opposition parties have trained guns on the ruling BJP over the unrest while the BJP smelled an "orchestrated conspiracy" by such parties aimed to "tarnish India's image" while US President Donald Trump pays a state visit here.

Delhi Police's Head constable Ratan Lal lost his life and one DCP has been injured during clashes in Gokulpuri. It was reported that a civilian died due to bullet injuries during clashes over the CAA after succumbing to excessive bleeding.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury took to Twitter to train guns at PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah saying that while the situation in Delhi remains tense, the duo is "missing". "Incompetence or complicity?" asks Yechury.

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Hate speech by BJP responsible

The Left leader went on to lash out at senior BJP leaders and ministers for "hate speech". He held that provocative remarks like "goli maaron (shoot them)" are responsible for the breakdown in law and order in the national capital.

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Congress corners BJP

Soon after violent clashes erupted in Northeast Delhi, the Congress slammed the Delhi Police under Union Home Ministry as it stated that the Ministry has failed to control law and order in the national capital. In a tweet on Monday, the Congress also accused BJP leaders of giving hate speeches and threats while no action is being taken against them.

"Delhi Police, under Home Ministry, has completely failed to control law & order. BJP leaders have been openly giving hate speech & threats but no action is being taken. Such comments can only be made with complicity of senior party leaders & the police," Congress tweeted from its official handle.

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BJP smells conspiracy

Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy labelled the recent unrest in the national capital over the CAA as "orchestrated conspiracy", aimed at tarnishing India's image while the US President is here on a visit. 

"Violence in North-East Delhi is an orchestrated conspiracy with an eye on US President 's visit to India. It is aimed to destroy the country's image on the world stage. I condemn it," Reddy said. He also trained guns at opposition parties who oppose CAA, questioning Congress and other parties over the responsibility for the "martyred" constable.

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