Invite all-party delegation to Kashmir, Shashi Tharoor asks J&K guv on special invite for Rahul

Invite all-party delegation to Kashmir, Shashi Tharoor asks J&K guv on special invite for Rahul

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has asked the Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik to invite an all-party delegation to the Valley to review the ground situation in the state.

Shashi Tharoor's request to the Jammu and Kashmir governor on Kashmir came in response to Satya Pal Malik's invitation to Rahul Gandhi to visit the Kashmir Valley. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik had on Monday said he will send an aircraft to Rahul Gandhi to facilitate his visit to the Valley over the Congress leader's remarks of violence in Kashmir.

In response to the governor's invitation to Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor said, Why only Rahul Gandhi, Governor Sahib? On behalf of Congress, I had asked in Lok Sabha for an all-party delegation to be invited to J&K to see the Kashmir situation for ourselves! Do arrange such a trip instead of grandstanding."

On Monday, governor Satya Pal Malik had hit out at Rahul Gandhi and extended an invitation to visit Kashmir. "I have invited Rahul Gandhi to come here. I will send you a plane, to observe (the situation) and then speak up. You are a responsible person and you should not speak like this," governor Satya Pal Malik had said.