Priyanka cancels first press meet after tribute to martyrs of Pulwama attack

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Lucknow, February 14, 2019: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly appointed general secretary of the Congress, put off her much-awaited press conference in Lucknow on Thursday following a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed in the incident.

“I don’t think it is appropriate to talk politics right now,” said Priyanka Gandhi, who was accompanied by Jyotiraditya Scidnia, the Congress general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh West.

Condemning the attack on the CRPF convoy in south Kashmir’s Awantipora district, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday expressed concerns over the rising casualties and urged the Narendra Modi government to adopt steps to curb such incidents in future. As many as 40 security personnel were dead after a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the bus.

Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as a local militant.

“Deepest condolences to the families of the jawans martyred in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. I can very well understand the pain and grief of losing a loved one in the family. I want to say that not only the Congress party but the entire country is standing shoulder to shoulder with the families of our brave soldiers,” the Congress leader said in a statement.

A two-minute silence was also observed as a mark of grief.

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