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Mounting a fresh offensive against the BJP government on the first anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack, the Congress on Friday accused it of using the sacrifice of soldiers for electoral gains and asked who benefited the most from the strike. As Pulwama occupied the political centrestage, several Congress leaders, including former president Rahul Gandhi, raised questions on the inquiry into the attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel and why it was not being made public.
Gandhi asked who was made accountable for the terror attack on a security convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 last year.
“Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the #PulwamaAttack, let us ask: 1. Who benefitted the most from the attack? 2. What is the outcome of the inquiry into the attack? 3. Who in the BJP Govt has yet been held accountable for the security lapses that allowed the attack?" he posted on Twitter.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the entire nation paid homage to the martyrs of Pulwama and many questions remain.
The CPI(M) also questioned the government about the inquiry report of the incident and demanded its accountability, while accusing the BJP of seeking for votes in the name of the CRPF personnel killed in the attack.
“Where is the Inquiry report one year on after the terror attack? Who has been held accountable for the loss of so many lives and the massive intelligence failure?” CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted.
On the first anniversary of the Pulwama terror arrack, we on, Khoj Khabar, will debate whether it’s right to do politics over the death of our soldiers.
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"Modi government gave compensation and job to martyrs' family members," says RP Singh, BJP leader.
"BJP made the Pulwama attack an election issue, says Dr. Fuad Haleem.
"India and people are watching how the government is dictating," Ajay Verma, Congress leader.
"Congress works to break the morale of the army," says RP Singh, BJP leader.
"Why didn't the government give martyr status to the CRPF soldiers," says Ajay Verma.
"Why was the CRPF convoy not taken from the plane," says Dr Fuad Halim, CPIM leader.
"Salute to the government of India and the Indian Army for the Balakot strike," says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Gupta.
"Pakistan used to think that India will not respond, but it is scared after the Balakot strike," says Ashwani Siwach.
"Jaish terrorists were involved in the Pulwama attack," says former head of Territorial Army Ashwani Siwach.
"All the terrorists attacks took place from 2004 to 08 were planned from Delhi," says RSN Singh.
"The terrorists had chosen the target after much thought," says RSN Singh.
"Communists are doing politics on the death of martyrsm" says RSN Singh, former RAW officer.
"BJP made Pulwama only a matter of politics," says Dr. Fawad Haleem.
"The government made Pulwama an issue in the elections. Did nothing for martyr's family, did nothing for justice: Dr. Fawad Haleem, CPIM leader.
"Congress does politics only on martyrdom of soldiers," says RP Singh.
"Next time Rahul Gandhi will be sent to Balakot with a plane, so that the body can be counted," says BJP spokesperson RP Singh.
"When Pulwama was attacked, bodies were seen, but no body was found when there was an air strike in Balakot," says Congress spokersperson Ajay Verma.