Hon'ble Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shri A.K. Antony addressed the media at AICC Hdqrs, New Delhi

Hon'ble Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shri A.K. Antony addressed the media at AICC Hdqrs, New Delhi


ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMMITTEE

24, AKBAR ROAD, NEW DELHI

COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT


Highlights of the Press Briefing                                        15 February, 2019

 

Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, LoP Rajya Sabha and AICC General Secretary Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, MP and former Defence Minister Shri A.K. Antony addressed the media at AICC Hdqrs, New Delhi, today.

 

श्री गुलामनबी आजाद ने पत्रकारों को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि माननीय कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्री राहुल गांधी जी, पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री डॉ. मनमोहन सिंह जी, पूर्व रक्षा मंत्री ए.के एंटनी जी और मित्रों, माननीय कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी जी की आज की प्रेस वार्ता स्पेशल प्रेस वार्ता है। कल जो दुखद घटना लिटिपुरा, पुलवामा डिस्ट्रिक्ट में हुई, जिसमें आतंकवादियों द्वारा हमारी सिक्योरिटी फोर्सिस के, सीआरपीएफ के 40 के करीब जवान शहीद हुए, ये बहुत दुखद घटना है। पूरा देश शोक मना रहा है और ये घटना किसी एक व्यक्ति के लिए नहीं है, पूरे देश के लिए शोक का विषय है। ये आक्रमण किसी एक व्यक्ति पर नहीं या सिक्योरिटी फोर्सिस पर नहीं, ये पूरे देश पर है, इसलिए माननीय कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष जी ने सोचा कि एक विशेष प्रेस वार्ता की जाए और कांग्रेस पार्टी का दृष्टिकोण देश के सामने रखा जाए।


Shri Rahul Gandhi said- This is a terrible tragedy and this type of violence done against the most valuable, most important Indians, who are our soldiers, who are our security forces, is absolutely disgusting. I want to make it very clear that the aim of terrorism is to divide this country and we are not going to be divided for one second. No matter how hard people try, this country and the entire opposition are going to stand together, we are going to stand with our Jawans and we are going to stand with the Government. 


कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्री राहुल गांधी ने कहा कि आतंकवाद देश को बांटने, तोड़ने की कोशिश करता है। इस देश को कोई भी शक्ति तोड़ नहीं सकती है, बांट नहीं सकती है। पूरा का पूरा विपक्ष एक साथ हमारी सिक्योरिटी फोर्सिस के साथ और सरकार के साथ खड़ा है। ये जो हमला हुआ है, ये हिंदुस्तान की आत्मा पर हमला हुआ है, हमारे जो सबसे जरुरी लोग हैं, सिक्योरिटी फोर्सिस के, उनके खिलाफ हुआ है और हम उनके साथ खड़े हैं। जिन लोगों ने ये किया है, उनको ये पता होना चाहिए कि वो इस देश को जरा सी भी चोट नहीं पहुंचा सकते हैं, उनको यह मालूम होना चाहिए कि ये देश ऐसी चीजों को भूलता नहीं है।


On a question related to revoking MFN status to Pakistan, Shri Gandhi said- I said, this is a time of mourning, this is a time of sadness and this is a time of respect. We are fully supporting the Government of India and our security forces. We are not going to get into any conversation other than the fact that our most beloved people have been killed, their families need us and we are going to stand with them. There is going to be no other discussion as far as I am concerned from the Congress Party over the next couple of days on this matter. We are going to be supporting our security forces and our Government. 


On another question related to the comments of Ministers of Government, Shri Gandhi said- I don’t want to get into these comments. I am very clear, I am hurt, and every single Indian is hurt. हमारे दिलमें चोट पहुंची है और हमारे जो सिक्योरिटी फोर्सिस के लोग हैंउनके परिवारोंबच्चोंभाई-बहनों से मैं कहना चाहता हूं कि हम आपके साथ खड़े हैं और हमारी पूरी शक्ति आपके साथ है।


On another question regarding actions taken by the Government against Pakistan, Shri Gandhi said- I have said, I have said that I will support the Government, we will support the Government and we are not going to get into these conversations right now, this is not the time or place, but, we will support the Government in its actions. 


On a further question related to the actions taken by the Government against Pakistan, Shri Gandhi said- Not the time to discuss this, I want to close this by saying that the entire Congress Party and all the opposition parties are going to stand with our Jawans and the Government during this difficult time. Ex. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, would also like to say few words.


Dr. Manmohan Singh said- Rahul Ji, Ghulam Nabi Azad Saheb, Antony Ji, ladies and gentleman of the press, as the Congress President has eloquently put it, today is a day of mourning, our country has lost close to 40 armed forces Jawans and our foremost duty is to convey to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who are seriously injured that we are with them. In condemning this act of terrorism, we shall never compromise with terrorist forces. Whatever the country requires, we will work together as one united nation to deal with this menace of terrorism. Terrorism is a scourge. It is something with which we can never compromise and as the Congress President said, today is not a day to raise contentious issues. Our role is today to convey to our soldiers, their families our heartfelt condolences and that the Congress Party stands in full support of our Jawans and their families. Our sympathies are with those who have lost their near ones and we will do all that is necessary to keep this nation united in support of anti terrorist measures. 


Shri Gandhi further said- No force, no amount of hatred, no amount of anger can do even this (little harm) to the love and affection that our country is built of. You cannot even do this (little harm). That’s all. Thank you.

Sd/-

(Vineet Punia)

Secretary

Communication Deptt. 

AICC