Congress President Rahul Gandhi condemned the terror attack on Jammu and Kashmir’s Phulwama that claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and said that Congress would support the government and the party would not get into any other discussion of the next few days.
“I will support the government and jawans in this difficult time,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Gandhi said that the aim of terrorism is to divide the country, no one can divide this country and the entire opposition stands united with the security forces and the government.
He firmly refused to answer any questions on political controversies, saying it was not the time or place. “As far as I am concerned, there will be no other discussion,” Mr Gandhi said.
Gandhi also said that it is the time for mourning, sadness and time of respect for the martyrs.
“I want to close this by saying the entire Congress party and most of the opposition in this difficult time stand with the jawans and government. We are not going to get into any other conversation”, added Gandhi.
Earlier on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi tweeted :
I’m deeply disturbed by the cowardly attack on a #CRPF convoy in J&K in which many of our brave CRPF men have been martyred and a large number wounded, some critically. My condolences to the families of our martyrs. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 14, 2019
It is to be mentioned that in the the biggest ever attacks on the security forces, the Militants from the Jaish-e-Mohammad blew up a CRPF convoy at Pulwama on the Srinagar-Jammu highway killing 40 CRPF jawans.
It was a convoy of 50 vehicles which came under the attack Jaish-e-Mohammad as the terrorist used suicide bombers using IED.