"The Lt Governor told a Kashmiri Pandit delegation to not beg. Mr Lt Governor, they are not begging. They are demanding their basic rights," Gandhi said on 23 January 2023.
He also asked Sinha to apologise to Kashmiri Pandits, for the remark.
Gandhi further listed a three-pronged crisis the youth of Jammu are facing.
1. 'Outsiders Managing Businesses in Jammu'
Gandhi said that during the yatra, people of Jammu who walked with him told him they were concerned about outsiders taking over trade and business in Jammu.
2. 'Unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir'
He added that the J&K administration does not “listen to the voice of the people”.
He also pointed that Jammu and Kashmir has the highest unemployment in India.
3. Statehood For Jammu and Kashmir
Gandhi further said that another issue, which is the biggest issue for the people of J&K, is the statehood.
“They have snatched away your right. Congress party’s primary agenda will be to reinstate statehood of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.