“To the people who have gathered here, I would like to say the fire that is raging in your bosoms is in my heart too,” PM Modi said.
As NDA ally Nitish Kumar called for appropriate response, ally Ram Vilas Paswan said India should take “revenge” for “every drop of blood shed in Pulwama”. The Prime Minister said he shared the nation’s outrage. Union Minister Arun Jaitley, too, tweeted that the terrorists “will be given unforgettable lesson for their heinous act”.
At a rally in Assam, Mr Shah said, “The sacrifice of the soldiers of CRPF won’t go in vain. This time the central government is not Congress… It is Modi’s government, which will not compromise on issue of national security… the BJP government has given answers for terrorism”.