Former Union Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had boycotted a visit to Varanasi in Parliament to pay homage to the victims of the 2001 attack.
“If the Prime Minister has so much respect for the parliament, he will avoid paying homage to the security personnel who died heroically on December 13. He will leave everything and go to Varanasi. You will only see him in places like Varanasi and Ayodhya, not in the parliament,” Chidambaram said. Said.
Prime Minister Modi on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi, where he on Monday inaugurated the 1st phase of the newly constructed Kasi Viswanath Dam and also attended the BJP-ruling Chief Ministers Conference on Tuesday.
On December 13, 2001, five heavily armed terrorists belonging to the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) entered the Parliament complex in New Delhi and opened fire indiscriminately.
Fourteen people were killed in the attack, including security forces and a civilian. The terrorist strike took place 40 minutes after parliament adjourned and about 100 members were in the building.