Pulwama encounter: Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia visit families of slain soldiers in West Uttar Pradesh

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh): Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with party General Secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday visited the families of Pulwama martyrs—Amit Kori and Pradeep Kumar.

The Congress leaders paid their respects to the martyrs and met their family members.

Pulwama encounter: Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia visit families of slain soldiers in West Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi consoled the family members of CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama attack. News18

It is worth mentioning that Priyanka Gandhi was recently made the Congress General Secretary and has been given the responsibility of managing party affairs in east Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections, while Scindia, also a General Secretary, has been given the charge of western Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress has decided to contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in Uttar Pradesh in the coming  Lok Sabha polls after the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced their seat-sharing arrangement without making the Congress a part of their alliance.

The two parties have agreed to contest 38 seats each, while they have announced not to field their candidates from Rae Bareli and Amethi, the two seats currently represented by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, respectively.

On 14 February, as many as 40 jawans of CRPF were killed when their convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district while they were travelling to Srinagar from Jammu.

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Updated Date: Feb 20, 2019 19:52:13 IST

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