An all-party meeting, called by the government and attended by senior leaders of all major parties, passed a resolution condemning the terror attack and the support being given to it from across the border.
The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh where Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad asked him to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the presidents of all major national and regional parties.
The resolution adopted at the nearly two-hour meeting said, “India has displayed both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges. The entire nation speaks in one voice to express its determination to fight these challenges.”
It added, “Today we stand united in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of India.”
Political parties together underlined India’s determination to fight terrorism following the Pulwama terror attack and expressed their solidarity with security forces in defending the country’s unity and integrity as they put forward a united front. Members of the Opposition extended support to the government in tackling the challenge.
At least 42 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday in one of the most lethal terror attacks the country has seen since independence. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility for the terror strike.
“We condemn terrorism in all forms and the support being given to it from across the border. India has, during the past three decades, faced the menace of cross-border terrorism. Of late, terrorism in India is being actively encouraged by the forces from across the border,” read the resolution.
The meeting was also attended by Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the TMC, Jithendra Reddy of the TRS, Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference and Ram Vilas Paswan of the LJP among others.
Naresh Gujral of the Akali Dal, Sanjay Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party, Upendra Kushwaha of the RLSP and Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav of the RJD also attended the meeting.