Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the brutal attack on an army convoy in Manipur proved that the Centre’s Narendra Modi government was incapable of protecting the nation.
Gandhi said in a social media post, “Terrorist attack on an army convoy in Manipur has once again proved that the Modi government was incapable of protecting the nation. Condolences to the family and tributes to the martyrs. The country will always remember your sacrifices.”
मणिपुर में सेना के क़ाफ़िले पर हुए आतंकी हमले से एक बार फिर साबित होता है कि मोदी सरकार राष्ट्र की सुरक्षा करने में असमर्थ है।
शहीदों को मेरी श्रद्धांजलि व उनके परिवारजनों को शोक संवेदनाएँ। देश आपके बलिदान को याद रखेगा।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 13, 2021
This was after an Assam Rifles Colonel, his wife and eight-year-old son, and four soldiers were killed in Singhat sub-division of Manipur’s Churachandpur district. The officer killed has been identified as Colonel Viplav Tripathi, the Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles.
This is believed to be one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Manipur.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, “Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on a convoy of 46 AR which has reportedly killed few personnel including the CO & his family at CCpur today. The State forces & Para military are already on their job to track down the militants. The perpetrators will be brought to justice.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is extremely painful & condemnable. The nation has lost 5 brave soldiers including CO 46 AR and two family members. My condolences to the bereaved families. The perpetrators will be brought to justice soon.”
Industrialist Naveen Jindal tweeted, “Deeply anguished by the cowardly terrorist attack in Manipur killing Col Viplav Tripathi, his family & 3 soldiers. Son of Raigarh (CG), Col Tripathi was loved and admired by everyone. My deepest condolences to his father Subhash ji and the entire Tripathi family. Om Shanti.”
Deeply anguished by the cowardly terrorist attack in Manipur killing Col Viplav Tripathi, his family & 3 soldiers.
Son of Raigarh (CG), Col Tripathi was loved and admired by everyone. My deepest condolences to his father Subhash ji and the entire Tripathi family.
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) November 13, 2021
Terming the attack as ‘security breach under the BJP government,’ the Congress said, “We are shocked by the news of deadly terror attack in Manipur resulting in the death of an Indian Army colonel, his family & soldiers of 46 AR. Our condolences to bereaved families This devastating national security breach under BJP rule, both in Centre & State, is condemnable.”