Parliament attack anniversary: Promises still to be fulfilled

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New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) The pain of losing their loved ones in the Parliament attack on the fateful day of December 13, 2001 refused to die down with a family member of a victim complaining that the Centre had not fulfilled promises made to them.

On the sixth anniversary of the attack on Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with his Cabinet colleagues, Leader of the Opposition L K Advani, had gathered to pay tributes to the jawans who were killed in the militant attack when an inconsolable kin of a victim alleged that the government had so far not fulfilled its promises.

Vimla Devi, the wife of late ASI Nanak Chand, narrated her grievances in a choked voice, saying land for a petrol pump which had been promised as part of compensation following the killing of her husband, was yet to be allotted.

The function was also attended by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Defence Minister A K Antony and Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and BJP MPs Sushma Swaraj, V K Malhotra and Jaswant Singh.

Six Delhi police personnel, one gardener and five terrorists were killed in the terrorist attack.


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