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We stand by govt and our jawans, no force can divide India: Rahul on Pulwama attack

Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 15, 2019, 04.01 PM (IST)

Minutes after India withdrew 'Most Favoured Nation' status accorded to Pakistan, Congress President Rahul Gandhi came out in support of the government and termed the Pulwama terror attack on the CRPF convoy as ''terrible tragedy'' and said ''no force can divide or break India''. 

 ''This type of violence done against our soldiers is absolutely disgusting. We are all standing together with our jawans. No force can divide or break this country,'' he said. 

Congress president also full support for the government and the security forces in the matter. 

Gandhi said ''This is a time of mourning, sadness and respect. We are fully supporting the government of India and our security forces. We are not going to get into any other conversation apart from this''.

The former prime minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh also expressed his condolences. 

''Today is the day of mourning. Our country has lost close to 40 armed forces jawans and our foremost duty is to convey to their families that we are with them. We shall never compromise with the terrorist forces,'' Singh said.

A suicide bomber from the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group had rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district on Thursday evening killing around 40 personnel and leaving many critically wounded. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the incident today and held a meeting with top members of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

PM Modi said all Indians are angry right now after the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening.

In the CCS meeting, India decided to withdraw Most Favoured Nation(MFN) status to Pakistan.