Updated: August 27, 2015 4:56:36 pm
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Poonch
The Congress on Thursday alleged that the PDP- BJP government in J&K “tried to sabotage” the visit of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The Congress accused the state government of removing the buntings and the hoardings of the Congress, which were put by the party’s state unit in different parts of the city to welcome Gandhi.
“Last night when our workers were installing the banners and the hoarding near the airport, they were removed soon after our workers left the area,” said state Congress vice president Ghulam Nabi Monga. “It was done at the behest of the state government.”
Monga said that the state government even cancelled the permission for the rally at the last moment. “First the police gave us clearance that we can organise a rally at Dangerpora village in Sopore. Then we were compelled to organise a rally at Dak Bungalow,” he said adding that the government tried everything to sabotage Gandhi’s programs in the Valley.
Monga said that Congress vice president was even asked not to visit Sopore terming it dangerous.
Even Rahul Gandhi mentioned about removal buntings and hoarding soon after his speech ended. After addressing the saffron growers at Pampore in South Kashmir, he told the reporters that Congress party is an ideology and by “removing the buntings and posters, is not going to affect this ideology.”
Congress’s general secretary and JK in-charge Ambika Soni said that she would investigate the reports of removing the banners and hoarding in Srinagar. “I have been told that the hoardings, posters and flags, which are used to welcome the leaders, were removed and brought down,” she said.
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