East Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday (February 25) condemned the violence in the city over the amended citizenship law and said action should be taken against any party member, “whether Kapil Mishra or anyone else”, who gave provocative speeches.
The MP also asked those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to talk to the government instead of indulging in violence.
“Whoever, no matter which party he belongs to, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, who gave speeches to provoke people, action should be taken against them,” Gambhir told reporters here.
Mishra, who had contested the recent Assembly polls on a BJP ticket, led a gathering in support of the CAA at Maujpur Chowk in the Jafarabad area on Sunday, after which violence erupted between pro and anti-CAA sides.
Violence over the CAA, which has been going on for three consecutive days, left seven people dead including a policeman, Delhi police and Rapid Action Force on Tuesday (February 25) conducted flag marches in northeast Delhi, even as fresh incidents of stone-pelting were reported from the localities of Maujpur and Brahmapuri.
In view of the situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for a meeting of all MLAs of the violence-hit areas, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has convened another with Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and representatives of different political parties, Home Ministry sources said.
“Meeting with HM Amit Shah was positive and it was decided that all parties will take steps to restore peace. The police are doing their bit and HM has assured that whatever force is needed, will be provided,” Kejriwal told reporters after the meeting.
(With inputs from agencies)