Pulwama terror attack: Rahul Gandhi says Congress stands with government

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday addressed media on terror attacks in Pulwama.

Rahul said that he and his Congress party would support the government and would “not get into any other discussion for the next couple of days”.

“The entire opposition will stand together with our jawans and our Govt,” Rahul said.

Rahul Gandhi said 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 said that it was not the time to raise any contentious issue, “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,” Manmohan said.

“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,” Manmohan added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said terror outfits and their perpetrators had made a big mistake by carrying out the attack at Pulwama and those responsible would pay a heavy price for it.

On Thursday, at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost their lives and several others injured after terrorists targeted a convoy with a powerful explosive at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.