March 7, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Promises 'Martyr' Status For Paramilitary Jawans Killed in Action

Vijyender Sharma
Dharmshala-----Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of politicising the Pulwama terror attack. Addressing a rally in CHAMBI ground near Kangra, Rahul Gandhi said while the Congress stood behind the government after the Pulwama attack, PM Modi played politics over it. As many as 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed when their convoy was targetted in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
"When Pulwama happened and action was ongoing with Pakistan, I held a press conference and said that Congress and all its leader and workers are standing with Indian Air Force and the government. We made it clear we'll not politicise it but it's sad that when the opposition was standing with the government, PM was politicising it,"
Gandhi said. 
Gandhi reiterated paramilitary personnel who are killed in the line of duty will be accorded with 'martyr' status if his party comes to power.  "It's sad when someone from paramilitaries is martyred they don't get the status of a martyr. It shouldn't be that only CRPF or BSF aren't given the status. When our government comes, if a person from paramilitary is martyred in line of duty, he'll get status of a martyr," the Congress leader said. Rahul Gandhi challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on the Rafale issue saying the hard-earned money of the people of the country was being given to certain industrialists.

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