BJP and Congress engaged in a war of words on Monday over the LAC stand-off with the saffron outfit hitting back at the opposition party after it targeted the government over the latest attempt of transgression by Chinese troops in Ladakh.
BJP asked why Congress is “crying” when the Indian Army has kept the nation’s territorial integrity secure by thwarting the neighbouring country’s designs. Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said India and PM Modi have shown “red eyes” to China and questioned as to why is Congress showing “moist eyes”.
Citing the defence ministry statement that Indian troops had thwarted the latest attempt by Chinese troops to transgress in south bank Pangong Lake, Patra said, “BJP and the people of India salute the Indian Army. The bravery with which they have discharged their duty and protected India’s sovereignty deserves our salute.”
“I want to ask Randeep Surjewala, Rahul Gandhi that we have red eyes but why do you have moist eyes? Whenever we are attacked or we carry out a surgical strike to destroy terrorist camps, then why do you start crying? You should be happy,” he said.
He was responding to the jibe by Congress spokesperson Surjewala who tweeted, “Another brazen attempt at aggression by China in Pangong Tso Lake. Everyday there is a Chinese intrusion… Pangong Tso Lake area, Gogra and Galwan valley, Depsang plains, Lipu Lake, Doka La and Naku La pass. Our armed forces are standing fearlessly to protect Mother India. But when will Modi ji show his red eyes.”