On Wednesday, Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram hits out at Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, claims his invitation to former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi to visit the state was a “tool of propaganda” and never sincere. 

Mr. Chidambaram reported that Mr. Gandhi has put no conditions, but only urges that freedom should meet everyone, including soldiers. 

Mr. Chidambaram tweets, “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 further asked, “Can a visitor not ask for freedom to meet different sections of the people and to enquire about the welfare of the soldiers?”

On Tuesday, Governor Mailk has mock at Mr. Gandhi for putting “pre-conditions” for a visit to J&K and reported that he was trying to “create unrest” by urges to bring a delegation of opposition leaders. 

Following remarks by Rahul Gandhi that there have been reports of violence in the state, the Governor has assured to send him an aircraft to visit Kashmir Valley and observe the prevailing situation in the state.  

The former Congress Chief has put forth many conditions prior to the visit, including meeting of mainstream leader under detention, said Mr. Malik in a statement. 

Hits back at J&K Governor for “taking a U-turn” on his invitation to Mr. Gandhi to visit the state, Congress said that he should stand by his word.

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