Amaravati, Feb 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of CRPF jawans martyred in Thursday’s terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
Condemning the attack, Naidu said that the entire nation is grieving the loss of the brave CRPF troopers. “In their saddest hour, we stand by the bereaved families. Expressing our deepest sympathies, we extend ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each, to the families of the martyrs,” said Naidu, who is also the president of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
At a meeting of the TDP politburo, a two-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the brave CRPF jawans who lost their lives.
“All the condolences and words of solace are not enough to compensate for the irreplaceable loss and immeasurable pain caused by Pulwama attack,” said Naidu.
As many as 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives when a terrorist rammed explosive-laden vehicle in the soldiers’ convoy at Pulawama near Srinagar.