The Narendra Modi government has called an all-party meeting, which will be held after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s return from the Kashmir Valley.
The main opposition party, the Congress on Friday extended full support to the government saying “we are not going to be divided”.  Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday termed the Pulwama attacks as an assault on the soul of India and has declared that the entire opposition would stand with the government.
“I want to make it very clear that the aim of the terrorists is to divide this country and we are not going to be divided for one second,”
Rahul said addressing a press conference with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leaders A K Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad at the AICC Headquarters here.
‘No matter how hard people try, this country and the entire opposition is going to stand together. We are going to stand with our jawans and we are going to stand with the government,” Rahul said.
Congress President’s course correction came a day after the Congress had launched a sharp attack on the Modi government accusing it of compromising national security and questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence.
Rahul also made it clear that Congress will not get into any other conversations over the next couple of days.
“The perpetrators should not be led to believe that they can hurt us even a little bit… They should know that the nation does not forget such acts,” the Congress President said.
Modi also took note of the Congress attack and said he respected the feelings of those who were critical of the government. “They have the right to be critical,” he said at the same time appealed the nation to be united.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the nation will never compromise with terrorist forces.
“Today is not the day to raise contentious issues. Our role is to convey to our soldiers and their families our heartfelt condolences and that the Congress party stands in full support our jawans,” Singh said.
“We will do all that is necessary to keep this nation in support of these anti-terrorist measures,” the former prime minister said.