Bhubaneswar, Feb 17: The terrorist attack at Pulwama on the CRPF convoys was the outcome of the frustration and desperation of the terrorists several of whom have been wiped out during the last five years, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said .
Addressing the booth level workers of the BJP from Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts in Odisha at Ranital in Bhadrak district today ,Mr Singh said the CRPF jawans and the Jammu and Kashmir police had done a commendable job in tackling terrorism in the Kashmir valley.
“I would not give the figures of how many terrorists were killed during the last five years but can say that several terrorists have been wiped out, the Union Home Minister said.
The ultras,he said have become desperate and frustrated adding the Pulwama attack was the outcome of such desperation and frustration. Mr Singh said the sacrifice of the brave jawans would not go in vain.The whole country is united and Prime minister Narendra Modi has already given a free hand to the Army to deal with the perpetrators of the crime and settle the score at the appropriate time to avenge the killing of the brave jawans.
The sacrifice of the jawans including the two -Prasanna sahu and Manoj Behera from Odisha will not go waste, the union Home Minister asserted. Pakistan who is harbouring the terrorists will be frustrated as the country has the full support of its jawans and the people and everybody wanted the perpetrators of the crime should be dealt with firm hand and taught a lesson.
The Union Home Minister said the all party meeting convened by him after the Pulwama attack has unanimously condemned the attack and the whole country stands by full strength with the martyrs. Mr Singh visited Eram and offered his tribute to the brave martyrs who had sacrificed their lives fighting with the British Raj. UNI