Congress team submits report to party chief Sonia on Delhi violence

Sonia Gandhi on February 28 formed a team and asked them to assess the situation in the national capital and later submit a report on it.

A Congress team that was formed by the party chief to submit a report on the Delhi violence, which claimed 53 lives and injured more than 200 people, on Monday (March 9) met her and submitted its report.

The five-member team, comprising senior leaders Mukul Wasnik, Kumari Selja, Tariq Anwar, Shaktisinh Gohil and Sushmita Dev — had visited several riot-affected areas in the past few days.

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Sonia Gandhi on February 28 formed a team and asked them to assess the situation in the national capital and later submit a report on it.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on March 4 said that the country’s reputation was hit due to violence in parts of northeast Delhi.

The former Congress chief, who visited the riot-hit areas to express solidarity with the victims, said the image of India in the world had been ‘burnt’ as brotherhood and love were the casualties of communal violence.

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Gandhi, along with senior leaders K.C. Venugopal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik, Kumari Selja, K Suresh and Gaurav Gogoi, visited a private school and a mosque and saw shops that were vandalised and burnt in the violence in Brijpuri area. Another delegation of Congress leaders from Kerala and other states also visited different areas in northeast Delhi.

(With inputs from agencies)

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