Rahul Gandhi accepts J&K Governor’s challenge

Kashmir

After Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik challenged Rahul Gandhi saying he would send an aircraft for the latter to come and see the ground reality in the Valley for himself, the Former Congress President accepted the invitation and sought ‘freedom to travel and meet local politicians and soldiers’.

“Dear Governor Malik, a delegation of opposition leaders & I will take you up on your gracious invitation to visit J&K and Ladakh. We won’t need an aircraft but please ensure us the freedom to travel & meet the people, mainstream leaders and our soldiers stationed over there,” Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a tour of his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad to assess the damage due to devastating flood, said in a tweet today.

Rahul Gandhi had on Saturday spoken of reports of violence in Jammu and Kashmir while addressing reporters. He asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must assuage the people of the Valley over the situation.

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Several opposition leaders have been trying to visit Jammu and Kashmir since last week when the Parliament passed a resolution to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja were asked to return back to Delhi from Srinagar airport.

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