Rahul meets Abdullah’s on the dinner of his party chief in J&K
By: Muzamil Bhat CK
At a dinner hosted by JK Congress President Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Rahul Gandhi shared a table with Farooq Abdullah and another senior Congress leader Dr. Karen Singh.
News reports suggested that during the dinner he had talks with Farooq Abdullah and they discussed the ground situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prof Soz Former Union Minister from Kashmir was also present and he also briefed Rahul Gandhi about the situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh post abrogation of Article 370.
According to Outlook in its report about the talks of Rahul Gandhi with Kashmiri leaders it said in its report that Gandhi would be meeting the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration leaders on Tuesday evening at a formal dinner. However, the programme has been cancelled as the Congress leader would now be leaving for Delhi on Tuesday afternoon instead. Mir said Gandhi will inaugurate the party’s Jammu and Kashmir headquarters at the Moulana Azad Road Srinagar in Lal Chowk. He would also address Congress workers at the inaugural function of the Congress Bhawan.
This is Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A on August 5, 2019.
Following the abrogation of Article 370 and complete communication blackout on Jammu and Kashmir, Gandhi tried to visit Kashmir to assess the situation. However, he was sent back from Srinagar Airport to Delhi along with other leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad.
With inputs from Outlook