Since 1947 first time militant attack has claimed so many lives: Ghulam Nabi Azad

SRINAGAR, FEB 16: The all-party meeting convened by the government in view of the Pulwama militant attack ended in New Delhi. The meeting has been convened by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said after the All-party meet that, “We had asked Home Minister to convey to Prime Minister that he should call a meeting of presidents of all parties”

Azad added that we have communicated to the Government that what RG told in the PC, that the country is in mourning and is angry.

“Since 1947 apart from a war this is for the first time a militant attack has claimed so many lives. We have differences with the govt on a number of issues but at this juncture – we are standing with the government for ending terrorism. Militancy has to end.” He added.

The Minister is expected to brief the parties about the attack and the steps being taken by the government in this regard. Invitations were extended to all major political parties.

The all-party meeting was attended by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress, Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena, Jithendra Reddy of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, D Raja of the CPI, Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Ram Vilas Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party, Naresh Gujral of the Akali Dal, Upendra Kushwaha of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party and Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav. (PTK)

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