New Delhi, February 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he can feel the anger in the hearts of the people over the 14 February terror attack in Pulwama which killed over 40 CRPF jawans.
Addressing a gathering in Bihar’s Barauni, the PM said, “I can feel the anger in your hearts and the hearts of the people of India. I, too, am feeling the same.”
“I pay my tributes to martyr Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha from Patna and Bhagalpur’s martyr Ratan Kumar Thakur who sacrificed their lives for the country. I express my sympathies with their families,” the PM said referring to the two CRPF jawans from the state who were among those killed in the suicide terror attack.
A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a bus carrying CRPF personnel on Thursday in Pulwama’s Awantipora killing 44 CRPF jawans and injuring many others.
The PM was in Barauni to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate development projects.
“PM Urja Ganga Yojana is one of the several projects which have been launched with the aim to transform Bihar as well as eastern India,” the PM said.
“Under this Yojana, states such as UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha are being connected through gas pipelines,” he added.
The projects worth Rs 33,000 crore launched in Barauni are aimed at turning Patna into a smart city and help in the industrial development of Bihar.
The PM also launched the Patna metro rail project.
Congratulating the people, the PM said, “This Rs 13,000 crore project is being developed keeping in mind the present and the future needs of the city.”
The PM also flagged off the Ranchi-Patna AC Weekly Express and inaugurated the electrification of railway lines on many sectors.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other senior officials from the state attended the event.
From Barauni, the PM will head to Jharkhand where he is slated to inaugurate projects at Hazaribagh. (Agencies)