New Delhi:The all party meet that took place in the North Block of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday evening ended with all the members supporting the Indian Army’s initiative. The meeting was headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The meet followed the surgical attack that was conducted along the Line of Control (LoC) in the wee hours of Thursday, 29 September from 12:30 to 4:30AM.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and NSA Ajit Doval were all present at the meet. The meeting was also attended by BJP Chief Amit Shah, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, Union Minister and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan and NCP leader Sharad Pawar along with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, BSP’s Satish Mishra and RJD’s Prem Chand Gupta. Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Singh was also present.
Here are some of the reactions of the leaders post the all-party meeting:
I am very proud of the Indian Army, the real message has been sent to Pakistan. Well done: Shashi Tharoor, Congress leader.
Whatever Indian Army did was very sensible, measured & proportionate form of retaliation: Shashi Tharoor
Any step by the Govt and the forces against terrorism will be supported by us: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress
We have seen our DGMO briefing, saw the Pakistani reaction, besides that we have no official information: Sitaram Yechury, CPI
This was a pre-emptive and a punitive operation. Launchpad usually has 8-10 terrorists, it’s our work to eliminate them: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia
These ops are a part of the mandate of the Indian Army to foil any attempts of infiltration into our soil: Venkaiah Naidu, BJP
Before the all-party meeting began, EAM Sushma Swaraj gave a briefing to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the surgical attack that took place at the LoC.