It blamed the Prime Minister and the Anandiben Patel government for 'failure' to handle the situation arising out of the quota agitation which led to 'complete breakdown of law and order' in the state and left 9 people dead, army being called in to assist the administration in four towns and curfew being imposed in several areas. The Gujarat government and BJP have pushed the state into a 'fire of reckless violence...and complete lawlessness', the party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters here.

On whether the BJP-run state has become a 'fit case' for imposition of President's rule, Surjewala said, "Gujarat CLP made the demand for removal of the Chief Minister yesterday. There is complete breakdown of law and order and the Chief Minister is unable.....to handle the situation. I will reserve my comments. We will look at the situation in the next few days."

His remarks came close on the heels of Rahul Gandhi targeting the Prime Minister on the Gujarat situation, saying it was a repercussion of the 'politics of anger' pursued by PM Modi.

"Our Prime Minister Modi is doing politics of anger and such politics has repercussions for the country which you are seeing in Gujarat," the Congress vice-president told reporters after addressing a farmers' rally near Srinagar during his 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

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