Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government for the terrorist attack on a convoy of Assam Rifles in Manipur, claiming the incident “once again proves” that it is incapable of protecting the nation.
He also sent his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the attack.
“The terrorist attack on the army convoy in Manipur shows once again that the Modi government is not capable of protecting the nation. My condolences to the martyrs and their families. The nation will remember their sacrifice,” he said in a tweet. in Hindi.
Assam Rifles Khuga Battalion Commander Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his wife and son, as well as four members of the paramilitary force, were killed in the ambush in Manipur on Saturday morning, in a new outbreak of terrorist violence in the border state.
Other congressional leaders, including Ashok Gehlot and Jairam Ramesh, also condemned the attack and demanded action against those responsible.
“Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on the Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur, in which five brave staff members and two family members lost their lives. Greet their martyrdom and extend your sincere condolences to the bereaved families,” said the Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot on Twitter.
“This is absolutely shocking and deeply sad! I hope those responsible will be brought to justice soon,” said former union minister Jairam Ramesh.
Colonel Tripathi’s convoy was attacked in Sehkan village in Churachandpur district by suspected militants of the Kangleipak People’s Revolutionary Party (PREPAK), a militant group in Manipur demanding a separate homeland.
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