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Rahul's visit to Doda-Kishtwar cancelled

PTI  Jammu, June 15, 2013
First Published: 16:14 IST(15/6/2013) | Last Updated: 20:32 IST(15/6/2013)

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi's visit to Doda and Kishtwar areas has been cancelled following inclement weather conditions in the belt.

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"Rahul Gandhi's visit to Doda and Kishtwar has been cancelled following incessant rains in the area," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Doda, Arif Reshu, said.

"It has been raining hard in Bhaderwah and adjoining areas since last night," Reshu added.

Rahul along with Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was scheduled to visit the Bhaderwah and Kishtwar on Saturday to take stock of the situation in the area, that had been hit by minor tremors since May 1.

Rahul, who landed at Udahampur airfield earlier this morning, was supposed to fly to twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar before heading to Budgam in Kashmir to announce a package under Centre sponsored Udaan scheme.

However, he was forced to directly head for Srinagar from Udhampur due to bad weather.

"He landed at Udhampur and from there he has flown to the Valley," IG Jammu, Rajesh Kumar, had told PTI earlier on Saturday morning.

IG had, however, refused to comment on whether Rahul's visit to the area was rescheduled or cancelled.


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