Expressing fury over the loss of lives of 40 CRPF personnel in the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was fire raging in his heart, and asserted that he shared the grief and outrage with the people of the nation.
Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) on February 14, Thursday, carried out the deadly suicide attack on the CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, claiming the lives of at least 40 CRPF jawans.
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The prime minister, who was in the north Bihar town of Barauni to launch a slew of projects, began his speech with a few lines in the local dialect Angika and paid tributes to two jawans from the state who died in the Pulwama attack.
"Jo aag aapke dil mein hai, wahi aag mere dial mein bhi hai" (I feel the same fire in my heart that is burning inside you), Modi told a public meeting on Sunday.
Modi also paid his tributes to two of the CRPF troopers who died in Pulwama on February 14 who hailed from Bihar: Sanjay Kumar Sinha (Patna) and Ratan Kumar Thakur (Bhagalpur).
He said they had sacrificed their lives for the country. "I express my sympathies with their families."
Modi made no mention about Pakistan and its alleged involvement in the worst terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in the state in 1989.