Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath tears up while answering questions on Pulwama terror attack

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath got emotional when he was asked about the Pulwama terror attack on Friday, in which over 40 CRPF soldiers lost their lives.

During an interaction with engineering students in Lucknow, the chief minister was asked about the steps being taken by the Narendra Modi government to combat terrorism.

“What is happening in Kashmir is like that of a lamp that glows brighter when is it being doused. Terrorism is reaching its end. The Narendra Modi government is committed to end this,” said Yogi Adityanath, reported NDTV.

CM Yogi received a huge round of applause from the audience. While waiting for the next question, Yogi Adityanath, who appeared emotional, was seen taking out his handkerchief to wipe his eyes.

He said that the security forces acted swiftly after the Pulwama attack and killed the conspirator within 48 hours. Most of the soldiers who were martyred in the deadliest terror attack were from Uttar Pradesh.

Yogi Adityanath also spoke about the two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who were arrested in UP. “We conducted an operation in Uttar Pradesh. We received a few links related to the Pulwama attack in connection with which we did a big operation in Uttar Pradesh,” he said.

(With inputs from ANI)