The ruling party’s retort came almost immediately after Gandhi, while paying homage to the 40 slain CRPF personnel killed in the attack, asked who benefitted the most from the attack and what was the outcome of the inquiry into it.
“Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the Pulwama attack, 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? (sic)” he asked in a tweet.
Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the #PulwamaAttack , let us ask: 1. Who benefitted the most from the a… https://t.co/lEnhsJJiwy
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1581653186000
BJP spokespersons slammed Gandhi for his remark, alleging that it insulted those killed in the attack.
“When nation is paying homage to martyrs of dastardly Pulwama attack, @RahulGandhi, a known sympathizer of LeT & Jaish-e-Mohammad, chooses to target not just the government but security forces as well. Rahul will never question real culprit, Pakistan. Shame on you Rahul!,” tweeted BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao.
When nation is paying homage to martyrs of dastardly Pulwama attack, @RahulGandhi, a known sympathizer of LeT & Jai… https://t.co/T4kX6XrOVe
— GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) 1581655083000
Shahnawaz Hussain tweeted, “This is an insult to martyrs who sacrificed their life for the country. Congress has done this in past as well and people taught them a lesson for this blunder. Rahul Gandhi’s such remarks help Pakistan counter India on international platforms.”
Today when the whole nation is once again feeling the sadness tht engulfed our hearts last year due to… https://t.co/ke0edVrbP4
— Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) 1581661566000
On the first anniversary of the Pulwama attack, a memorial to the 40 slain CRPF personnel will be inaugurated at the Lethpora camp in Jammu and Kashmir. Names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures and the moto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – ‘Seva and Nishtha’ (Service and Loyalty) will be part of the memorial, an official said.