Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met a group of students of NIT Srinagar and assured them that his party would raise their concerns over safety on the campus with the government.
The Congress had been trying to outwit the BJP on the national versus anti-national debate that the ruling party had been trying to set. The party had taken up the NIT issue, condemning the police lathicharge on non-Kashmiri students and demanding action.
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“Their worries mainly were about their safety and security. Rahul assured the students that the Congress party would raise their issues at various forums, including Parliament, and stand with them till their issues are resolved,” a Congress statement said.
Rahul told the students that the Congress would put pressure on the HRD Ministry and ensure that the demands of the students related to their security were fulfilled.
“I assured them that the Congress party would raise their concerns and put pressure on the government to resolve the matter,” he later tweeted.