Pulwama Attack: Govt calls all party meeting, Congress offers full support
New Delhi: Taking a serious note of the deadliest terrorist attack in Pulwama that left 42 CRPF jawans killed yesterday, Union government has called for an all-party meeting.
According to reports, the all-party meeting will be held at the Parliament Library at 11 AM tomorrow.
Meanwhile, opposition Congress has offered full support to the government in dealing with such heinous terrorist attack.
India will never compromise with terrorist forces and will deal with the menace unitedly, said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing a press conference along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and A K Antony.
“We shall never compromise with terrorist forces. Whatever the country requires, we will work together as one united nation to deal with this menace of terrorism,” he said.
Adding to Singh, the Congress President said, “Today is not a day to raise contentious issues. Our role today is to convey to our soldiers, their families, our heartfelt condolences. We will do all that is necessary to keep this country united in support of anti-terrorist measures.”
Meanwhile, the government is holding talks with representatives of P5 countries – US, UK, France, Russia and China – in the national capital over the matter. Envoys from some other G-20 countries have also been called for the meeting.
It is worthwhile to mention here that a suicide bomber rammed his car into the bus of CRPF convoy near Lethpora Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway at around 3.15 pm yesterday. As many as 42 jawans were killed in the attack while several others were injured.
While terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack, different countries condemned the attack and extended their support to fight terrorism.