Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram argued that the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik’s invitation to Rahul Gandhi to visit Jammu and Kashmir was a tool of propaganda and not sincere.
“J&K Governor’s invitation to Rahul Gandhi was never a sincere invitation. It was a tool of propaganda. To say that Rahul Gandhi put conditions is rubbish. Rahul Gandhi asked for freedom to meet everyone, including soldiers. How is that putting conditions?,” he asked on Twitter.
“Can a visitor not ask for freedom to meet different sections of the people and to enquire about the welfare of the soldiers?” he added.
Governor Monday invited Rahul Gandhi to Kashmir and said that, ” I will send him an aircraft to visit the valley and observe the ground situation.”
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 to visit the state, the Congress said he should stand by his word, reported PTI.