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Pulwama Attack: PM Modi, BJP Leaders Cancel Political Events, Cabinet Committee on Security Meets

Thursday's terror attack left

Updated: February 15, 2019 10:35 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Smriti Sinha

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PM Modi (File photo)

New Delhi: In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, all political programmes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders. (Also read: Pulwama Attack Marks Return of JeM to J-K: Intelligence)

PM Modi’s rallies scheduled in Itarasi and Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh, have been cancelled.  But he will lay the foundation stone of Defence Corridor and other development projects and will flag off Vande Bharat Express train.

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In Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister was to lay the foundation stone of 14 projects in an hour. Apart from this, 5-6,000 beneficiaries of various schemes were to attend the programme.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was in Sweden, has returned for the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security. India and Sweden have signed a security protection agreement which will enable both countries to share classified information with each other.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was scheduled to visit Patna on Friday, would also be in J-K. Singh was to hold an interactive session with the ‘prabuddha varg (intellectual sections)’ as part of the BJP’s mass outreach programme.

Then, he was to address a meeting of the members of the panchayat and booth level Shakti Kendras from Ujiarpur parliamentary constituency, as well as those from Samastipur, Begusarai and Khagaria districts.

All political events of Amit Shah also have been cancelled.  The BJP national president was supposed to visit Odisha on Friday and address a rally at Sambalpur.

Shah was to have a meeting with the booth level organisers of four Lok Sabha constituencies of Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Sundargarh. About 60,000 booth level organisers were to attend the meeting.

J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik will attend the wreath laying ceremony of the martyrs in Kashmir. He said the ceremony will also be attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

“We will hold a review meeting with top security and intelligence officials. We will find out where the lapses occurred,” Malik said while speaking to news agency ANI.

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