Congress chief Rahul Gandhi joined in the nation to mourn the Pulwama terror attack in which over 40 soldiers were martyred.
Congress chief too went on to say that his party would support the government and would “not get into any other discussion for the next couple of days”.
“I will support the government and jawans in this difficult time,” said Rahul Gandhi.
He firmly shut down questions on political controversies, saying it was not the time or place.
On Thursday, in the worst attack on forces in Kashmir, a terrorist rammed buses in a large convoy of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway with a car carrying 350 kg of explosives.
Congress leaders like Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Randeep Singh Surjewala posted tweets critical of the government and raised questions about intelligence and security lapses.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who addressed the press along with Rahul Gandhi, echoed that it was not the time to raise any contentious issue.
“Today is a day of mourning. Our country lost 40 jawansand our foremost duty is to convey to the families of those injured, we are with them in condemning this act of terrorism. Whatever the country requires, we will work as a united nation,” said Manmohan Singh.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for parties to rise above politics and stand united to defeat the enemy. “I understand the sentiment of those criticising us, I want to urge them, it is an emotional time, stay away from political one-upmanship,” PM Modi said.