Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a fresh attack at the Narendra Modi government over the manner in which it was dealing with the border crisis with China. Releasing the latest video of his series on history and current affairs, Gandhi again reiterated his claim that the Chinese have occupied Indian territory in eastern Ladakh.
“The Chinese have occupied Indian land. Hiding the truth and allowing them to take it is anti-national. Bringing it to people’s attention is patriotic,” the Congress leader said in a tweet.
In the video titled ‘Tough Questions on China’, Gandhi starts by saying that being an Indian, his “number one priority is the nation and its people”.
Responding to a question on what he has to say to the people who claim his questions to the PM on China, weaken India, Gandhi said it was clear that the Chinese had entered Indian territory and occupied it.
The Chinese have occupied Indian land.
Hiding the truth and allowing them to take it is anti-national.
Bringing it to people’s attention is patriotic. pic.twitter.com/H37UZaFk1x
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 27, 2020
“This disturbs me. It makes frankly my blood boil. How can some other nation just come into our territory?” he says.
The Congress leader said he was “absolutely” sure of what he was claiming and was basing his claims on satellite picture and his interactions with ex-Army men.
“Now if you as a politician want me to keep quiet and lie to my people when I’m absolutely convinced I see the satellite photos. I speak to the ex-Army people. If you want me to lie that the Chinese have not entered this country I’m not gonna lie. I simply will not do it,” Gandhi said, asserting that he would not shy away from speaking his mind.
“I don’t care if my whole career goes to hell. I’m not going to lie,” he added.
He slammed those who were still claiming the Chinese were not in Indian territory.
“I think the people who are lying about Chinese entering our country are the people that are not nationalistic. I think the people who are lying and who are saying the Chinese are not in India, they are the people who are not patriotic.
Source: Free Press Journal