'Accept invite to visit J&K without any conditions, when can I come': Rahul asks Governor

On Tuesday, Malik had lashed out at Gandhi for putting "pre-conditions" for a visit to Kashmir Valley and alleged he was trying to "create unrest" by seeking to bring a delegation of opposition leader

Published: 14th August 2019 11:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2019 11:49 AM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi seen outside a polling booth in New Delhi during Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections on 12 May 2019. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi (File | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday repeated his demand to visit Jammu and Kashmir and asked Governor Satya Pal Malik when he could come.

He said he had accepted Malik's invitation to visit J&K and meet people without any conditions and termed the governor's reply "feeble".

"Dear Maalik (sic) ji, I saw your feeble reply to my tweet."

"I accept your invitation to visit Jammu & Kashmir and meet the people, with no conditions attached. When can I come?" he said.

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On Tuesday, Malik had lashed out at Gandhi for putting "pre-conditions" for a visit to Kashmir Valley and alleged he was trying to "create unrest" by seeking to bring a delegation of opposition leaders.

Following remarks by Gandhi that there have been reports of violence in Kashmir, Malik had said on Monday he will send him an aircraft to visit the Valley and observe the ground situation.

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Gandhi has put forth many conditions for the visit, including meeting mainstream leaders under detention, the governor said in a statement.

Hitting back at the governor for "taking a U-turn" on his offer, the Congress said he should stand by his word.

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  • kochappan

    Come on Aug 15th and hoist our national flag and march there with our national flag . Sing Vande Mataram.
    2 months ago reply
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