Pulwama attack: "18th major terror attack under Modi rule", says Congress

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Pulwama blast: Nearly 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the explosion
Pulwama blast: Nearly 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the explosion

New Delhi : Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the Congress stroked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government by questioning about the regular attacks from across the Line of Control. Close to 41 soldiers were killed as the terrorists attacked a CRPF convoy on a national highway. Sources confirmed that more 40 people are struggling for lives.

It seems Congress got a chance to put allegations against the Modi government. The opposition party pointed out that this was the "18th major terror attack under Modi rule".

"Pampore, Uri, Pathankot, Gurdaspore, Amarnath, Surjanpur... the list is endless. Every day there are attacks from Pakistan. Every day ceasefire violations take place, 400 jawans have been martyred in Jammu and Kashmir alone... Yet our government is quiet... The truth today is India is facing unprovoked terror attack from Pakistan," said party spokesperson Randeep Sigh Surjewala.

"This is the biggest attack since Uri, but Modi-ji has no time for expressing his disappointment. Where is his 56-inch chest now?" Mr Surjewala added.

In September 2016, nineteen soldiers were killed when suddenly four terrorists struck at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri.

On 14 Februray 2019, terrorists drove a Scorpio laden with 350 kg of explosives into the huge 70-vehicle convey which led huge explosion, killing at least 40 men on the spot. 

To recall, 11 days after the Uri attack, the army had launched surgical strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control. But the strike against terror attack sparked political battle between the Congress and the BJP. This time too, the scenario seems to be the same. 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he was deeply disturbed by the "cowardly attack" on the CRPF convoy. "My condolences to the families of our martyrs. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured," he tweeted.