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Dera violence: Congress demands President’s rule in Haryana

By Deepika

Congress on Saturday demanded imposition of President's Rule in Haryana for its failure to stop the violence that spread across Haryana, Punjab, Rajastan after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case.

BS Hooda, Former Haryana CM

The paty also called for the resignation of Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar, with party president Sonia Gandhi expressing grave concern over the violence in the state.

In a scathing attack on the BJP government in Haryana, the party said there was a notice of one week at least before the verdict then why wasn't the paramilitary informed and prepared.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is more interested in saving the seat of his 'friend' Khattar, the party said. We appeal for peace again and we hope that the Central government will abide by rajdharma and impose President's rule in Haryana.

"The sovereign power of the state is being insulted but they are not able to provide the paramilitary or the army. The Congress stands for a constitutional issue to be settled constitutionally," said Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi.

Govt must resign on moral grounds. If it don't, Centre must impose President's Rule here: BS Hooda, Former Haryana CM said while addressing the reporters.

At least 30 people were killed and 350 injured on Friday in widespread violence, arson and police firing in Haryana triggered by the rape conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

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