Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his scheduled address to the nation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he must tell the country the date by which he will throw the “Chinese out of Indian territory”.
“Dear PM, In your 6 pm address, please tell the nation the date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory. Thank you,” he said in a tweet.
In your 6pm address, please tell the nation the date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 20, 2020
Earlier today, PM Modi tweeted that he will be addressing the nation at 6 pm today evening.
“Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 PM this evening,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter, urging people to tune in. PM doesn’t have “guts” to even say the word China.
Following PM Modi’s tweet, the former Congress chief said at a press conference that the Prime Minister doesn’t have the “guts” to say one word about the Chinese or even say the word China.
“I would like to hear from the Prime Minister is when the Chinese are going to leave Indian territory…What is the date by which, the Chinese soldiers will be kicked out of India? That’s is what I want to know, but I guarantee you the Prime Minister won’t have the guts to say that. The Prime Minister will not say one word on about the Chinese. He will not be able to say the word China,” he had said.
Rahul’s continuous attacks at Centre over China standoff
In recent months, the Congress MP has made repeated attacks at the Centre and PM Modi over his government’s stand on the ongoing border standoff with China in Ladakh.
At an anti-farm laws rally in Punjab, Gandhi had said that if UPA was in power it would have thrown out China in less than 15 minutes. The Congress leader had also asked as to why those sitting in power are scared of naming China which has entered Indian territory.
India and China have been locked in a bitter standoff along the LAC since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas in eastern Ladakh. The tension between the two countries escalated following the June 15-16 Galwan Valley clash in which 20 Indian Army soldiers including a Colonel were killed.
Since then, the two sides have held several rounds of talks at military and diplomatic levels to end the deadlock but there has been no significant headway as of now.
Source: Times Now