16/02/2019 11:38 AM IST | Updated 16/02/2019 11:56 AM IST

Pulwama Attack: All-Party Meeting Begins, Govt To Brief Opposition

Rajnath Singh is expected to brief all party leaders about the attack and the steps taken by government so far.

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The all-party meeting convened by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to brief political parties about the attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama is underway. 

Singh, according to Hindustan Times, is expected to brief all-party leaders about the terror attack and the emergent security situation.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba had briefed the Home Minister ahead of the meeting, according to News18.

The meeting is being attended by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien of the TMC, Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena, D Raja of the CPI, Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Ram Vilas Paswan of the LJP among others.

The decision to convene the all-party meeting was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said the all-party meeting would be convened to brief political parties on the incident so that the nation speaks in one voice on the issue.

The CCS was held to discuss the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama attack and the possible steps to be taken against the perpetrators of the gruesome act.

Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama.

(With PTI inputs)