The Congress on Tuesday enquired about the whereabouts of Home Minister Amit Shah as thousands of Delhi Police personnel took to the streets protesting against assaults on their colleagues by lawyers. Terming the public protest by Delhi Police personnel as a ‘new low,’ Congress party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala took to Twitter to ask, “Police on protest in ”National Capital of Delhi”. “Is this BJP”s ”New India”? Where will BJP take the country? Where is India”s HM, Sh. Amit Shah.”
Later speaking to reporters, Surjewala said that Tuesday’s development was an example of the ‘utter failure of the leadership’ of Shah and the BJP. He asked, “Is this the new India that the BJP promised. When will this matter end?” He said that ‘a studied and conspiratorial silence will not work’ adding that the home minister cannot hide.
He added, “Delhi Police is not controlled by Lt. Governor of Delhi. Home Minister Amit Shah is directly in-charge of Delhi Police. Why is the HM ”missing in action”? Why is he not coming forward to restore law and order and address the concerns? Why is HM in hibernation?”
Surjewala’s attack prompted his supporters to trend the hashtag #WhereIsAmitShah on the microblogging site Twitter.
For the first time in 72 years, the situation in the national capital is such that law & order has become disreputable. We are seeing unprecedented protests from the police force. But HM Amit Shah is mute & missing.#WhereIsAmitShah pic.twitter.com/LgRy6ArbtU
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 5, 2019
Amit Shah has completely screwed up the “law & order” situation in Delhi which is at its worst in last 72 years. The situation is worsening with each passing hour.
— Rofl Republic ?? (@i_theindian) November 5, 2019
When a state govt has to be destabilised, @AmitShah is on the spot.
When MLAs & MPs are to be bought using black money, Amit Shah is there.
— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) November 5, 2019
— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel) November 5, 2019
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has assured his juniors that he is committed to protecting their dignity.
दिल्ली पुलिस सदा अपनी कर्मठता और कार्यकुशलता के लिए जानी जाती रही है और हम सब इसकी प्रतिष्ठा को नई ऊंचाइयों तक पहुँचाने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध हैं..
सहजनों की भावनाएं हमारी भावनाएं हैं और इन्हें हर सम्बंधित अधिकारियों तक पहुँचा दिया गया है..
— CP Delhi (@CPDelhi) November 5, 2019
In the incident on Saturday, at least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured while many vehicles vandalised or set on fire during the clash at the Tis Hazari Court complex here on Saturday.