Leaving aside the political differences, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today said the entire Opposition stands with the Narendra Modi government over Pulwama terror attack. Addressing media in New Delhi, Gandhi said that expressed his grief and said, “I am hurt, so is every Indian. This is a terrible tragedy. This type of violence done against our security forces is absolutely disgusting. The aim of terrorism is to divide this country and we are not going to be divided.”
Former Prime minister Manmohan Singh also said that, “As the Congress President put it, today is the day of mourning. Our country has lost close to 40 jawans of the armed forces. Our foremost duty is to convey to the families that we are with them.” The Congress party stands in full support of our jawans and their families. We will do all that is necessary to keep this nation united, he added.
Meanwhile, ahead of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit, K Vijay Kumar, the advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Friday led a team of top police officials on a visit to Lethpora on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the site of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on security forces in the Valley that left 40 CRPF soldiers dead.
Kumar, who holds the charge of home portfolio in the governor's administration, was accompanied by Director General of Police Dilbag Singh and Additional DGP Munir Ahmad Khan to the site of the terrorist attack.
The team visited the site to get a first-hand account of the incident as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Governor Satya Pal Malik are scheduled to arrive here later in the day to pay homage to the slain jawans, officials said.
Singh and Malik are also likely to co-chair a security review meeting here, they said.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General R R Bhatnagar and senior officials of the force are part of the team led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. They are also expected to meet the injured who are admitted to the 92 base hospital of the Army in Srinagar.
(With inputs from PTI)