Amarnath Yatra attack: Congress questions Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh's silence on security lapses

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday attacked the NDA government over its silence on the "grave security lapse" in the death of seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi refuses to come forward after any terror attack.

File image of Randeep Surjewala. Twitter/@rssurjewala

File image of Randeep Surjewala. Twitter/@rssurjewala

"Nearly 36 hours have passed but neither Modi nor home minister Rajnath Singh have come forward to either admit the grave security failure or to assure the nation on decisive action," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters at a press conference.

Lashing out at Modi, Surjewala said, "We have not even heard a single syllable on the momentous failure on the part of the prime minister."

"After every terrorist attack, be it the Uri or the Pathankot air force camp, similar platitudes are offered by government with the prime minister refusing to come forward," he alleged.

Surjewala's remarks came in the wake of the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims on Monday evening in Kashmir's Anantnag district in which seven people were killed and over 19 others injured.


Published Date: Jul 12, 2017 07:56 pm | Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 07:56 pm