Congress leader and MP from Kerala’s Wayanad Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter asking him two questions regarding the India China standoff.
A day after the PM Modi held an all-party meeting to discuss the India-China conflict at Ladhak in which 20 Indian jawans were martyred, PM Modi said on Friday “Neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured, India wants peace and friendship, but upholding sovereignty is foremost.”.
Rahul Gandhi asked PM Modi in a tweet, “PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: 1. Why were our soldiers killed? 2. Where were they killed?”
PM Modi also said, “Twenty of our brave soldiers made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in Ladakh but also taught a lesson to those who had dared to look towards our motherland. The nation will forever remember their valour and sacrifice,” he said, adding that the “entire country is hurt and angry at the steps taken by China at LAC (Line of Actual Control)”.
In an official statement, Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi asserted, that the all-party meeting “should have come sooner and immediately after the government had been reportedly informed about the Chinese intrusion on May 5 into several places in Ladakh”.
“We have some specific questions, for the government: On which date did the Chinese troops intrude into our territory in Ladakh? When did the government find out about the Chinese transgressions into our territory? Was it on May 5, as reported, or earlier? Does the government not receive, on a regular basis, satellite pictures of the borders of our country? In the government’s considered view, was there a failure of intelligence?” Sonia Gandhi further asked.