Even as parties across the political spectrum condemned Thursday’s attack which killed five Army soldiers in J&K, some opposition leaders criticised the Modi government saying terrorist violence was increasing.
Soon after the attack in Poonch district, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his anguish in a tweet, saying, “in this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families”.
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Condemning the attack, Congress president, Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said “we are united against terrorism”. “Our deepest condolences to the families of 5 Rashtriya Rifle bravehearts. Our prayers for the injured personnel. We are united against terrorism,” Kharge tweeted.
Speaking to reporters, however, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh questioned the Modi government, alleging there was an expansion in the geographical spread of terror attacks. “Poonch used to be free of terrorism. Terror attacks used to take place in the Kashmir Valley, places such as Anantnag, Pulwama. People were told that terrorism will be eliminated due to the impact of the note ban and the abrogation of Article 370. However, terror incidents have gone up,” Singh said.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
National Conference chief, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also condemned the attack. Those who are behind this attack should be met with strongest punishment,” Kejriwal tweeted.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd