Rajnath singh during press briefing on Sukma attack
Rajnath Singh during press briefing

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Centre and state government would work together to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book while briefing press today in Raipur (Chhattisgarh). Dubbing the killing of 25 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district as cold blooded murder government assures action for ‘cold-blooded murder’. While on other hand Congress targeting centre for this Sukma attack . Taking a dig at the Centre’s claim of bringing ‘Achhe Din’, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday highlighted some of the burning issues that have created an atmosphere of turmoil in the nation during last few months.

Condemning the deadly attack, the Congress asserted that it was a clear case of intelligence failure, while demanding a strict action against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state.

Singh, who paid homage to the jawans during a wreath laying ceremony here along with his deputy Hansraj Ahir and Chief Minister Raman Singh, said this cowardly and unfortunate act exposes desperation and frustration. He also told a joint press briefing with the Chief Minister “It is a cold blooded murder by the extremists. The Centre and state governments will work together and take action in this regard,”.

Condemning the attack, the Home Minister said that the sacrifice of the jawans would not go in vain. He further said that the Centre if needed would review and also revise the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) strategy, adding a meeting of officials of various state governments has been called on May 8.

Meanwhile, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister called for concrete strategy to counter such attacks, while expressing grief over the death of jawans. “It’s high time when we need to adopt some strategies to counter such attacks in future. I offer my condolence to the families of deceased jawans,” Raman said.

Earlier in the day, Rajnath paid tribute to the CRPF personnel during their wreath laying ceremony. Expressing his pain over the incident, the Home Minister yesterday condoled the death of jawans and rushed his deputy to Chhattisgarh to take stock of the situation.

Chief Minister of  West Bengal has also promised to give Rs. 5 lakh to the families of martyred and also said that government will provide jobs to their families.