Nation wants to know when will Chinese troops be ‘thrown out’ of Indian territory, Rahul Gandhi tells PM
WAYANAD: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Mo..
WAYANAD: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the military standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, telling him the nation wants to know when will the Chinese troops be “thrown out” of Indian territory.
"The prime minister will not say one word about China", the Wayanad MP, who is on a three day visit to his parliamentary constituency, told a news conference here.
Dear PM,In your 6pm address, please tell the nation the date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory. Thank you.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1603193110000
Gandhi was responding to questions, including one about Modi's announcement that he will share a message with the nation at 6pm on Tuesday.
"I don't think there's any other country in the world today where a foreign power can take land from the country and then no answer from the leadership. This is shocking to me….So what I would like is the prime minister to tell the nation when the Chinese are going to be thrown out of Indian territory," Gandhi said.
The union government had earlier termed as "mischievous interpretation" the Congress' claims that China had occupied Indian territory in the eastern Ladakh region.
India and China are locked in an over five-month-long military standoff along the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
"What's the date by which the Chinese soldiers are going to be kicked out of India? That's what I want to know. But I guarantee you that the prime minister won't have the guts to say that", he said when asked about Modi's address to the Nation later this evening.
Gandhi said it's a lie that nobody has taken any land from this country, adding, ”The Army believes otherwise, the Defence ministry believes otherwise. But the PM is not able to face the reality.”
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