He also said, "I had come to the state last year and I am here today. In the coming days, I will try to come here more often."
Welcoming Rahul Gandhi at the foundation laying ceremony of the 6.5-km-long Z-Morh tunnel, Union Minister for Renewable Energy and former chief minister of the state Farooq Abdullah said, "My father and Rahul's grandfather (Pandit Nehru) joined hands to make Kashmir the crown and glory of India. That dream is being slowly fulfilled."
"We are Indians and will continue to remain so for ever. We have lost precious human lives, but will not break the relationship. I hope we will together make a prosperous India," the former chief minister said.
Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi meeting with supporters at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Z-Morh Tunnel at Sonamarg, 100 kms from Srinagar on Thursday, October 4, 2012.