The Narendra Modi government on Friday called an all-party meeting in Parliament library on Saturday over the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel on Thursday. The meeting will be held on return of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh from the Kashmir Valley. The main opposition party, the Congress on Friday extended full support to the government saying “we are not going to be divided”. Earlier, Singh flew to the Valley to assess the security situation following a terror attack in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir top police officer Dilbagh Singh on Friday carried the coffin of a CRPF soldier who was killed in Pulwama attack. The Home Minister, who has assured the country that the government will "undertake whatever it takes to avenge this", carried the coffin wrapped in the national flag on his shoulder. Shortly after arriving from Delhi, the home minister attended a solemn function here where the remains of 40 CRPF personnel were kept in coffins, drapped with tricolour. Singh helped carry the coffin of a slain CRPF jawan before it was flown out of Jammu and Kashmir in a special aircraft, an official present at the function said.
According to reports, the decision to call an all-party meet was taken during a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in New Delhi on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said those responsible for the attack will pay "a very heavy price" and security forces will be given a free hand to deal with terrorists. In a hard-hitting speech, Modi said the "blood of the people is boiling" and forces behind the act of terrorism will be definitely be punished.