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I belong to family of Kashmiri Pandits, will show BJP how to help the community: Rahul Gandhi in Jammu

Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu, said he belongs to a family of Kashmiri Pandits, adding that he would help the community.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 10, 2021 19:21 IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi before his visit to Mata Vaishno
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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi before his visit to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, in Katra on September 9, 2021.

From asking the crowd to chant 'Jai Mata Di' to calling himself a Kashmiri Pandit, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sought to establish a connect with locals as he addressed a  public gathering in Jammu on Friday. Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu, said he belongs to a family of Kashmiri Pandits, adding that he would help the community. 

The former Congress president also made it a point to target the BJP, RSS. "The BJP-RSS is trying to break the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir," Gandhi said. 

"Whenever I visit Jammu and Kashmir, I feel have come home. My family has a long relationship with J&K. Today, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits met me...they told me that Congress implemented many welfare schemes for them, but BJP lied to them," he said.

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"I promise my Kashmiri Pandit brothers that I will do something for them," Rahul Gandhi went on to add. 

Gandhi arrived in Jammu on Thursday and paid obeisance at the Mata Vaishnodevi temple after undertaking a foot journey to reach the cave shrine atop the Trikuta hills in Reasi district.

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This is Rahul Gandhi's second visit to Jammu and Kashmir within a month. He was in Srinagar on August 9 and 10, when he inaugurated the party's new office in Srinagar city.

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