PM Modi gives Indian Army free hand to revenge Pulwama Attack
NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that he was filled with grief and outrage, just like the people of the country, in the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.
In Bihar's Barauni to launch a number of development projects, Modi began his speech with a few lines in the local dialect 'Angika' before paying tributes to two of the slain jawans who hailed from the state.
"I salute and pay my tributes to Sanjay Kumar Sinha and Ratan Kumar Thakur," the prime minister said. The two martyred CRPF personnel hailed from Patna and Bhagalpur districts, respectively.
"I condole the bereaved families. And to the large number of people who have gathered here, I would like to say the fire that is raging in your bosoms, is in my heart as well," Modi said, evoking a thunderous response from the crowd.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also expressed hopes of a strong response from India in the wake of the Pulwama attack.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that "the sacrifice made by 40 CRPF in recent Pulwama attack will not go in vain" adding "the army has been given a free hand to punish the perpetrators."