Rahul Gandhi extends Ladakh tour, to go to Kargil forward of hill council polls

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended his Ladakh tour by six days. File.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi prolonged his Ladakh tour by six days. File.
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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday prolonged his Ladakh tour by six days and can meet the youth leaders and deal with a public gathering in Kargil. 

Mr. Gandhi’s change in his in any other case two-day tour comes simply weeks forward of the polls for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Growth Council-Kargil (LAHDC-Kargil), slated for September 10. He’s arriving in Kargil, which is 200 km away from Leh, on August 24. He’s probably to provide impetus to the ballot actions of his celebration cadre.

Social gathering sources stated Nationwide Convention (NC) vice chairman Omar Abdullah may additionally be part of Mr. Gandhi throughout the public rally on the morning of August 25. 

“The Congress and the NC have determined to type an alliance for the LAHDC polls. We anticipate Mr. Abdullah to affix and amplify the voices of secular forces right here. The BJP stays the primary opponent in Kargil and we intend to maintain the BJP at bay,” Congress chief Nasir Munshi instructed The Hindu.

In the meantime, sources within the NC sources instructed The Hindu that Mr. Abdullah has not been formally invited for the Kargil rally by the Congress and any resolution about his participation “will probably be taken as soon as approached”. 

Mr. Gandhi may even observe the start anniversary of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Ladakh. 

The NC and the PDP are the 2 essential political forces in Kargil. In the 2018 polls, the NC received 10 seats and emerged as the only largest celebration within the 30-member LAHDC-Okay. The Congress emerged second by successful eight seats. The BJP managed to win just one seat. 

Forward of the polls, the NC is engaged in a serious authorized battle to retain the celebration image for the LAHDC-Okay polls. Mr. Abdullah had earlier introduced that the courtroom in Srinagar granted permission to the celebration to make use of the image, ‘Plough’.

Arrange in 2003, the hill council, having a mandate to handle native problems with governance, has 30 seats. Twenty-six councillors are elected from the respective constituencies and 4 councillors are nominated from the principal minority and ladies folks. Kargil, a hill district unfold over 14,086 sq. kilometres, has a complete inhabitants of 1.19 lakhs, in line with the 2001 Census.

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