Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that he is a 'Kashmiri Pandit' and feels at home whenever he goes to Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir.
The former Congress chief was also seen exhorting people to chant 'Jai Mata Di' from a stage in Jammu and invoking his Kashmiri Pandit lineage.
Addressing Congress office-bearers and workers at an event, on the last day of his two-day visit to Jammu, Rahul also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of trying to break the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir and said both the organisations are "ruining" the love and brotherhood that exists among the people of the Union Territory.
Meanwhile, in a befitting reply to the Congress leader's accusation, the saffron party alleged that all the vexing issues of the region is the "legacy of the Gandhi family".
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra, in a press conference, alleged the Congress, for its petty vote bank politics, sacrificed not only the Kashmiri Pandits but also the development of the region.
Training his guns at the Gandhi scion, the BJP spokesperson further dubbed him immature and irresponsible.