Rahul arrives in Srinagar, Sonia joining today

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Aug 25: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived on Srinagar on his two-day personal visit and will be joined by his mother Sonia Gandhi tomorrow.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Vikar Rasool Wani, recently appointed CWC members G A Mir and Tariq Hamid Qarra welcomed Gandhi at Sonamarg where he was given warm reception by the party workers and leaders.
Rahul crossed over from Kargil to Sonamarg this evening where he was given a warm reception by the Congress workers and leaders.
He later arrived in Srinagar and is staying in a houseboat in Nagin lake. He will be shifting to a hotel tomorrow at Ashai Bagh on the banks of Nagin lake where he will be joined by his mother Sonia Gandhi.
A senior Congress leader said that the two senior leaders will have no political engagement or meeting with any party leaders in Srinagar during the “family tour.”
“It is his personal tour and there is no official party meeting here. However, he may interact with some of the party leaders during his visit which is still uncertain,” he said.
Rahul reached Ladakh on August 17, his first visit to the region since it was granted UT status after being carved out from Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019.
Over the past one week, Rahul has gone round almost all famous places including Pangong lake, Nubra valley, Khardungla top, Lamayuru and Zanskar on his motorcycle before reaching Kargil on Thursday.