PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will join the Kashmir leg of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” spearheaded by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, she said on Tuesday.
National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah is also expected to take part in the yatra when it enters Jammu and Kashmir next month.
“I’ve been formally invited to join @RahulGandhi ji for his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir today. Salute his indomitable courage and I believe it is my duty to stand with someone who has the courage to challenge fascist forces. Will be joining him in his march towards a better India,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said in a tweet.
Rahul Gandhi will hoist tricolour in Srinagar.
However, Union minister Anurag Thakur has asked Gandhi if he wanted to vitiate the atmosphere in Kashmir. He stressed that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved significantly under the Modi government.
“Now tourists can visit every corner of Jammu and Kashmir. This shows that the situation has improved in Jammu and Kashmir. There are no stone pelting incidents. Does Rahul Gandhi want to go there to spoil the atmosphere?” Thakur asked.