Besides Joshi, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, Union Minister of State for Home Jitender Singh, state Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and state Congress president Saif-ud-Din Soz were also present.
Rahul Gandhi arrived in Leh town of the Ladakh region Thursday morning, and addressed a huge gathering at a public meeting at the Polo Grounds.'
He said he was happy to observe the festive spirit of the crowds, and recalled that his last visit in 2010 was shortly after the flash floods and landslide of August that year, when there was mourning all round.
"I came here after the cloudburst tragedy, when there was mourning all around. Today I am happy to see a festive mood here," Rahul said at the public meeting, assuring the people of the region all help from the UPA government.
Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi at a public rally in Leh on Thursday, October 4, 2012.