Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep anguish over the ‘rioting and violence’ that rocked Washington DC, the capital of United States of America (USA).
PM Narendra Modi said that he was distressed to learn about the ‘siege’ of the US Capitol, the meeting place of the US Congress.
PM Modi said that democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.
“Distressed to see news about rioting and violence. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet.
Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2021
Unprecedented and chaotic scenes unfolded in the United States of America (USA) as supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill in Washington DC, effectively ‘sieging’ it.
A woman Trump supporter was also shot by the officers on duty as violent clashes broke out between President Donald Trump’s supporters and the police. The woman later died.
The ‘siege’ unfolded at a time when US House of Representatives and Senate met in a joint session to certify Joe Biden as President-Elect.
Meanwhile, according to reports broadcasted in US news channels, members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet discussed removal of Trump from office after his supporters stormed the Capitol.
The discussions focused on the 25th amendment to the US Constitution, which allows for a president’s removal by the vice president and cabinet if he is judged “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.