GULMARG — Former All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi (MP) on Sunday chaired a meeting of party leaders and District Presidents of Kashmir and exhorted them to work for the betterment of people.
Gandhi expressed serious concern over the difficulties confronting people in absence of the democratic system in J&K while slamming the government for snatching the rights of people.
According to a statement issued to the news agency KNS, Rahul Gandhi in a meeting with the party leaders and District Presidents of Kashmir expressed serious concern over the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir while slamming the Centre government for failing people on all counts.
Gandhi said J&K was divided into to UTs against the wishes of the people besides they are being abandoned of their democratic rights by the BJP aiming to hide its wrong policies and utter failure on all fronts, but the Congress shall continue to fight for the democratic rights of the people and ensure justice to them.
Gandhi slammed the current eviction drive in J&K, terming it the BJP’s deliberate move to divert the attention of the people from real issues, especially rising unemployment, unprecedented price hike and other developmental issues concerning people.
Gandhi also expressed confidence that people, especially the youth, are joining the Congress party given its pro-people policies, urging Party leaders to keep their doors open for those wishing to join Congress and encourage them to work for the wellbeing of the people.
Gandhi told the Party cadre that he will continue to visit J&K as he feels their pain and anguish and will leave no stone unturned to ensure justice for the people of J&K, who have undergone enormous hardships due to the wrong policies adopted by the BJP government towards J&K.
Speaking on the occasion, AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi urged the party leaders to work hard to strengthen the Congress party at the grassroots and perform their legitimate role to resolve people’s issues as Congress Party is an instrument of service to the people.
AICC Incharge Rajni Patil (MP) and JKPCC President Vikar Rasool Wani briefed Rahul Gandhi about the organizational affairs and activities in J&K.