Rahul to hold luncheon meet with top foreign envoys tomorrow

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will attend a luncheon meet with diplomats of G20 nations and neighboring countries at 1 pm tomorrow.

The meet was earlier scheduled for February 15. However, it was called off in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

“We mourn the death of CRPF soldiers and we join the country in this hour of grief. In view of this, Rahul Gandhi’s luncheon meet with G20 head of missions tomorrow stands cancelled,” Congress leader Anand Sharma had told ANI on February 14.

In the deadliest terror attack on security forces in Kashmir, 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 when their convoy was targeted in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
A bus, in which 42 CRPF personnel were travelling, was extensively damaged in the blast which was followed by firing on the vehicle.