Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who turns 68 on Tuesday, will not celebrate her birthday in view of terror and Naxal attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh respectively.
“In solidarity with the martyred Army and police personnel there, Gandhi has asked Congresspersons not to celebrate her birthday,” the party said in a statement.
This is the first birthday of Gandhi after the last Lok Sabha elections, which saw a virtual rout of Congress nationwide at the hands of BJP.
Eleven security force personnel were killed in a predawn attack by militants on an Army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on December 5. All the six militants involved in the attack were also killed.
While Maoists had unleashed a major attack killing 14 CRPF personnel and injuring 12 others in Naxal-infested Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on December 1.