In a firm message to the Narendra Modi Government in Gujarat, the Centre on Wednesday asked the state to take all necessary steps to ensure that violence ends in Vadodara, saying the Union Government was closely watching the situation and will ensure that it is brought under control.
"I don't think that these kind of situations can remain uncontrolled. The state government has to do it and we will see that it is done," Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil told reporters in New Delhi.
The Gujarat Government has been asked to take all necessary actions to control the situation and not to leave any stone unturned.
"The situation can be controlled. The state government is requested to control it. We will also see to it that it is controlled. If we don't do it then we will be at fault," he said.
Patil said the Centre will offer all assistance to the state government in bringing the situation under control and paramilitary forces have already been despatched there.
The Centre was constantly reviewing the situation and was in touch with the state administration, he added.
The Minister said he had some details about the situation but would not disclose them before cross-checking to come to the correct conclusions.