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Rahul to meet martyrs' families during his visit to Dehradun on Mar 16

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to address a rally here on March 16, will also visit the families of and Vibhuti who were killed in days after the terror attack.

He will visit the homes of Bisht and Major Dhoundiyal in the city soon after the rally to commiserate with their kin, senior pradesh said.

With nationalist feelings running high in Uttarakhand after the terror attack and the counter terror offensive carried out by in the form of an airstrike in Balakot in Pakistan, Rahul's proposed visit to the families of the bravehearts is being seen as a political move with an eye on votes.

Uttarakhand has a large population of serving and retired military personnel with nearly every family having a member in the armed forces.

Bisht had died while defusing a landmine along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in last month, while Dhoundiyal died in an encounter with terrorists in on Febuary 18.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:25 IST