Jammu: Congress leader and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi Monday stated that restoration of statehood was the biggest issue for J&K and his party would go full throttle to “reinstate it to repay the affection” of people here.
He was addressing a gathering at Satwari after his 'Bharat Jodo yatra' reached here in the winter capital of J&K.
“For the people of J&K, there is no other issue as important and crucial as is the (restoration of) statehood which has been stripped of by the present ruling dispensation. Congress party will wholeheartedly support and will go full throttle to reinstate it to repay the trust reposed (in Congress) and tremendous love and affection showered upon me and our Yatra by the people here,” he said.
On the issue of the Prime Minister's PM Package employees, the former Congress president said, “It is the job of the government to address their genuine issues. They (community members) were not begging but were demanding what was due to them.”