PM Modi lambasts 'politics' over Pulwama attack, says we need to fight terror

Addressing the nation from the Statue of Unity at Kevadia, PM Modi urged people "not to play into the hands" of those who questioned the sacrifice of the soldiers in Pulwama. The Centre observes October 31 across the country as a day to foster and reinforce the government's dedication to preserve and strengthen the unity, integrity and security of the nation by celebrating it as the "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas" or "National Unity Day" to commemorate Patel's birth anniversary.