It is purely a personal visit, says JKPCC leader
Raja Syed Rather
After a week-long Ladakh tour, the Congress leader and Member of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi is all set to arrive Srinagar on a two-day visit here on Friday.
Reliable sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Rahul Gandhi, who is presently in Ladakh from last Thursday, will first reach Sonamarg at 2:00 Pm where he would likely get reception from Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) led by its President Vikar Rasool Wani.
Rahul will later arrive Srinagar by road where his mother and former All India Congress Committee (AICC) President, Sonia Gandhi would also arrive on a personal tour for two-days.
Sources said that Rahul would likely stay one night in a houseboat at Nigeen Lake here while he would spend another night in a local hotel in the same area.
“Rahul Gandhi is purely on a personal visit here and would not chair any meeting of party leaders in Srinagar in the next two days,” a JKPCC leader, wishing anonymity, said.
This will be the first visit of Rahul Gandhi to Srinagar after the culmination of Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar in January this year.
Pertinently, Rahul spent his one week in Ladakh where he interacted with the local youth there and also celebrated his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday on August 20 at Pangong Lake.
Earlier, Congress on August 22 had said Rahul Gandhi’s Ladakh Yatra is a continuation of the Bharat Jodo Yatra as his trip to the Union Territory was in fulfilment of a commitment made to a delegation from there during his cross-country march