When can I come, Rahul asks J&K Governor after accepting invitation

File photo of Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today repeated his demand to visit Jammu and Kashmir and asked Governor Satya Pal Malik when he can come.

Rahul said he had accepted Malik’s invitation to visit J&K and meet the people without any conditions and termed the Governor’s reply as ‘feeble’.

‘Dear Maalik (sic) ji, I saw your feeble reply to my tweet. I accept your invitation to visit Jammu & Kashmir and meet the people, with no conditions attached. When can I come?’ he said.

On Tuesday, Malik had lashed out at Rahul for putting ‘pre-conditions’ for a visit to Kashmir valley and alleged he was trying to ‘create unrest’ by seeking to bring a delegation of opposition leaders.

Following remarks by Rahul that there have been reports of violence in Kashmir, Malik had said Monday he will send him an aircraft to visit the valley and observe the ground situation.

Rahul has put forth many conditions for the visit, including meeting mainstream leaders under detention, the Governor said in a statement.

Hitting back at the Governor for ‘taking a U-turn’ on his offer, the Congress leader said he should stand by his word.