26 Aug 2023

Thank you very much, Ladakh, for this welcome and love: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on visit to Ladakh region, visited the Kargil War Memorial in Drass and paid tributes to the Indian Army personnel, who sacrificed their lives during the 1999 war with Pakistan.

In a Facebook post, Rahul Gandhi said, "Kargil is not just a place, it is a saga of valour. It is the land many of our soldiers served in and it resonates with their courage and sacrifice. This is the pride of India and all Indians realize their sense of responsibility towards the country. I bow down to all the brave fighters and martyrs of the Kargil war."

He also attached several pictures at the memorial built in Drass town to commemorate the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. The Kargil War memorial is over 400 km from Srinagar and located near the Tiger Hill.

The visit to Kargil War memorial was the last programme of Rahul Gandhi in Ladakh region, where he has been attending several programmes in his nine-day tour.

Earlier in the day, he also addressed a public meeting in Kargil before paying his homage at the war memorial en route to Srinagar.

Rahul visited several areas of Ladakh on his Duke KTM 390 bike and also attended several programs in the last nine days.

Rahul Gandhi wrote on his Facebook page: I went to every corner of Ladakh and talked to the youths, mothers and sisters and poor people.

Rahul wrote: There are other leaders who only talk what they want, I wanted to listen to you.

The former Congress chief further wrote: China has snatched thousands of kms of land from India. The Prime Minister is lying by denying this, every person of Ladakh knows this. The main issues of Ladakh are - the political voice of the people here is being suppressed, all the promises of the government for employment turned out to be false. Besides, there is lack of mobile network and air facility in the area. I will raise all these issues in the parliament! Thank you very much, Ladakh, for this welcome and love.

Rahul has also toured the areas of Leh to Pangong Lake, Nubra, Khardungla top, Lamayuru, Zanskar and Kargil.

Before leaving for Srinagar from Kargil, the Congress leader left his bike and took a car.

On Saturday, the Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi will also be joining him in Srinagar.

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