Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that reports were coming of violence and people dying in Jammu and Kashmir and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transparently tell the country about the situation and assuage people.
Rahul Gandhi made the remarks after the second round of talks of the Congress Working Committee which was discussing his successor and halted for a while on Saturday morning.
Rahul also claimed that he was called at the meeting only to take part in a discussion on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I was called just now by the working committee because between the work they were doing to choose the next Congress President some reports have come that things in Jammu and Kashmir are going very wrong,” Rahul said.
“There are reports of violence; there are reports of people dying in Jammu and Kashmir. So we stopped our deliberation on Congress President issue and we had a presentation on what was going on in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
He also said that his party was concerned over the reports and it is very important for the central government to speak on the current situation.
“Now it is very important that the Government of India and the Prime Minister makes it very clear and transparent, exactly what is happening in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. We are very concerned about reports that are coming and the government needs to assuage the country and tell the country exactly what is happening and be completely transparent,” the Congress leader further said.
Meanwhile, the CWC has finally accepted Rahul’s resignation, a few months after he extended it at a meeting in May after his party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
The committee also unanimously choose UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi as interim party president after a day-long meeting at the AICC headquarters.