Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s invitation to visit the state, saying that the delegation of Opposition leaders will visit but do not need special aircraft for that purpose.
Rahul also urged Malik to allow him and other opposition leaders the freedom to meet local people, and soldiers.
Gandhi said in a tweet, “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.”
The Gandhi scion’s statement came after Malik on Monday hit out at the former for his remarks that there have been reports of violence in Kashmir, saying he will send him an aircraft to visit the valley and observe the ground situation.