Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu, said that he is a Kashmiri Pandit and after his journey to the Mata Vaishnodevi temple, he feels at home.
“I feel I have come home. My family has a long relationship with Jammu and Kashmir,” said Rahul while addressing an event in Jammu on Friday.
He added, “I’m a Kashmiri Pandit and my family is Kashmiri Pandit. Today morning, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits met me. They told me that Congress implemented many welfare schemes for them, but BJP has done nothing.”
“I promise my Kashmiri Pandit brothers that I will do something for them,” said Rahul Gandhi, who added that after Jammu and Kashmir, he will be visiting Ladakh as well.
“J&K has a special place in my heart but I’m pained also. There is brotherhood in J&K but the BJP and RSS are trying to break the bond of that brotherhood,” said Rahul Gandhi.
He went on to raise his hand and show his palm to the crowd, when he said, “Hand means daro mat (don’t be afraid). You can see the hand in pictures of Lord Shiva and Wahe Guru.”
Rahul Gandhi then attacked the BJP and said the party has weakened Jammu and Kashmir. “Your statehood was snatched from you. J&K should get back its statehood.”