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Sonia's J&K visit called off

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | May 03, 2003 11:28 IST

All India Congress Committee chief Sonia Gandhi's three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir was called off on Saturday on accountoffoul weather.

Sonia was scheduled to visit Mata Vaishno Devi temple andaddress a public meeting in Jammu on Saturday before going to Srinagar for a meeting to review the performance of the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed government, which has completed six months in office.

Senior Congress leader and president of the Jammu and Kashmir CongressCommittee, Gulam Nabi Azad, had reached Jammu on Friday to supervisethe arrangements for the trip.

"We can confirm that the Congress president is not comingto Jammu and Kashmir. Her trip has been called off due to bad weather. A new date for her trip to the state would be announcedlater," a senior Congress leader told rediff.com onphone from Jammu.

The entire north India was under a thick cloud of dust on Saturday morning following a storm, making it difficult for aircraft to land or take-off.


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Sub: This is drama....

Sir, This mail is regarding the sudden cancellation of Sonia's visit to Jammu and Kashmir. This visit is nothing but another drama show by the ...


Posted by Kondareddy Srinivas





Sub: Sonia's J&K visit called off

But the weather in Kashmir has been bad for many years now. What does the great Indian Sonia desire to do about it?


Posted by Kaushik Das





Sub: the nature's unwelcome.

Nothing against her as such. But the nature of J&K does not appear to be very appreciative of her visit and address to the rally. ...


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