Rahul Gandhi leaves for two-day visit Ladakh within a week after he goes to the Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala’s Wayanad on Saturday, the first time since he was returned as a Lok Sabha MP.
Congress Leader’s Trip to Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh
Rahul Gandhi, a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress, embarked on a two-day visit to Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports from IANS. The visit was scheduled to take place starting Thursday. This visit follows Rahul Gandhi’s previous visits to different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, including Jammu, Srinagar, and the ski resort of Gulmarg. His past visits to the region took place during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in January and on a personal trip in February.
Purpose of the Visit Yet to be Revealed
Despite the anticipation surrounding Rahul Gandhi leaves for two-day visit to Ladakh, the specific purpose of his trip has not been disclosed by party sources. The news agency reported that the sources did not reveal any further plans or details regarding the objective of the visit.
Sequential Itinerary: Lok Sabha Constituency and Ladakh Visit
Rahul Gandhi’s upcoming engagements include visiting his Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala’s Wayanad on Saturday. This visit to Wayanad will mark the first time he returns as a member of the lower house of Parliament after his previous visits to various parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Legal Disqualification and Restoration of Lok Sabha Membership
Earlier this year, in March, Rahul Gandhi faced disqualification as a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) due to a Surat court verdict. This verdict was related to comments he made about the surname “Modi.” However, the Supreme Court later intervened and continued the order, leading to the restoration of Rahul Gandhi’s membership in the Lok Sabha.
Controversy and Verbal Clash with Prime Minister Modi
During his trip to Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi engaged in a heated exchange with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This exchange occurred after the opposition presented a no-confidence motion against the ruling National Democratic Alliance government. Rahul Gandhi criticized Modi’s speech and accused him of allowing violence to persist in Manipur. He alleged that the Prime Minister refused to quell the violence and instead desired it to continue, resulting in the state facing turmoil.
As of now, the exact motives behind Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Ladakh remain undisclosed. The trip follows a series of earlier visits to different regions, raising curiosity about the objectives he aims to achieve during this particular journey.
Speaking to the media, the Wayanad MP said, “I watched the Prime Minister speak for two hours, laughing, joking and raising slogans… He seems to have forgotten that Manipur is burning and burning for four months. And children are dying there, people are murdered, women are harassed and raped.” . The Prime Minister sits in Parliament and laughs shamelessly. This is not about the opposition, this is India, this is our country.” He further said, “The country is fragmented. This happened because of the government’s policy of divide and rule and burn, that’s why I said that Bharat Mata was murdered in Manipur.