The Congress has been really vicious following the Uri attack. But the news of a surgical strike shut it up. On Thursday, after the announcement of the “surgical strikes”, the party told its spokespersons not to issue any immediate reactions. After Congress chief Sonia Gandhi met some top leaders, Congress issued a statement backing the government action and congratulating the Army. With the name of a senior BJP leader cropping up in the suicide of B K Bansal, former Ministry of Corporate Affairs director general, the Congress was planning to rake up the issue on Thursday. But the plan was aborted after the government’s announcement.