Congress attacks BJP on Pulwama attack


New Delhi: Mounting a fresh offensive against the BJP government on the first anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack, the Congress on Friday accused it of using the sacrifice of soldiers for electoral gains and asked who benefited the most from the strike.

As Pulwama occupied the political centre stage, several Congress leaders, including former president Rahul Gandhi, raised questions on the inquiry into the attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and why it was not being made public.

Gandhi asked who was made accountable for the terror attack on a security convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 last year. “Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the #PulwamaAttack, let us ask: 1. Who benefitted the most from the attack? 2. What is the outcome of the inquiry into the attack? 3. Who in the BJP Govt has yet been held accountable for the security lapses that allowed the attack?” he posted on Twitter.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the entire nation paid homage to the martyrs of Pulwama and many questions remain. “Why is the report of Pulwama attack not being made public? Who is accountable? Who brought the 350 Kgs IED? Why were intelligence reports of attack ignored? Did Devinder Singh have any role,” he tweeted, referring to the Jammu and Kashmir police officer arrested along with two Hizbul Mujahideen militants.

“Every Indian is proud of Pulwama martyrs! Why can’t Modi Govt tell the names of our brave jawans? Why is Govt not giving details of financial assistance given to families of our bravehearts? Why hide the investigation report? What is BJP Govt hiding?  Nation wants to know,” Surjewal went on to say on Twitter.