We are with the Centre on matters related to terrorism: Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the whole nation is united on matters related to the border.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 8:25 pm
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In the aftermath of the Uri attack on September 18, 2016 in which 20 soldiers were killed, all political parties have united and claimed that they stand with the centre.

After the attack in Baramulla late Sunday night, which claimed the life on one BSF jawan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has iterated the same sentiment and said the whole nation is united on matters related to the border.

“We shouldn’t get so anxious on matters related to border. The whole nation is united. The Indian Army has enough power to handle it,” he said.

Kumar said that in such matters, differing political ideologies were not going to help and that his party is with the centre in this situation.

“The decision of surgical strike taken by the Centre is successful,” Kumar told reporters emerging from a function on
wild life week here.

In reply to a question on terrorists making a bid to attack an army camp in Baramulla, the national president of
JD(U) said “such activities keep happening on borders” and “there was no need to panic”.

Everybody knows that the Union Government is making full-proof arrangements to deal with such elements, he said.
“Our Army and Paramilitary personnel who are deployed at the borders have the strength to deal with such situation,” Kumar said.

“It is wrong to think that all terror activities will end, it is not possible. We should always remain alert to deal with
such elements,” he said.

“In matters related to terrorism, contradictory political views won’t help. We are with the Centre. All the necessary steps are being taken,” the Bihar CM said.

Nitish Kumar had, after the surgical strikes, congratulated the government on Twitter for the decisive action against terrorism.

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Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated a notch higher after the terrorists attacked the battalion headquarters of 46 Rashtriya Rifles at stadium colony in North Kashmir’s Baramulla. One BSF jawan was martyred in the attack. The terrorists are likely to have escaped taking advantage of night cover.

With PTI inputs