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Fresh Taunt From Rahul Gandhi On Ladakh: "Why Is China Praising PM"
Mr Gandhi has been repeatedly targetting the Prime Minister over the June 15 violence at Ladakh's Galwan Valley
Fresh Taunt From Rahul Gandhi On Ladakh: "Why Ids China Praising PM"
New Delhi: Congress's Rahul Gandhi, whose "Surender Modi" dig at the Prime Minister topped Twitter trends yesterday, today had a tough question: Why is China praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the clash in Ladakh.
Since PM Modi's all-party meeting on Friday, where he said China has not captured any Indian territory, the congress leader has been making repeated jabs at the Prime Minister, accusing him of ceding Indian territory to Chinese.
Mr. Gandhi today, posted a news report on Chinse mouthpiece Global Times's praise for PM Modi over his comments on Friday's all-party meet. The accompanying tweet read, "China killed our soldiers. China took our land. Then, why is China praising Mr. Modi during this conflict?"
China killed our soldiers.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 22, 2020
China took our land.
Then, why is China praising Mr Modi during this conflict? pic.twitter.com/iNV8c1cmal
In a report titled "India knows it can't have a war with China'," published yesterday, the Global Times had quoted experts who said that PM Modi is "playing with words in order to avoid an escalation"."China's capability not only in terms of the military but also overall and international influence is superior to India's," the report read.
Also, PM Modi's "assertion that Indian forces can take all necessary steps is a show of strength for domestic audiences to appease the Indian masses and boost the Indian troops' morale," the report read.
Over the June 15 violence at Ladakh's Galwan Valley Mr. Gandhi has been repeatedly targetting the Prime Minister. The Galwan Valley clash is the worst face-off since 1967, in which 20 Indian soldiers had died and 76 were injured in a clash with Chinese troops.
After Friday's all-party meet, where PM Modi had said, "Neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured" Mr. Gandhi has become sharper.
"While we have given a free hand to our armed forces, diplomatically too we have made our stand clear to China. India wants peace and friendship but protecting its sovereignty is supreme," the Prime Minister had said.
The day after, the Congress leader suggested that PM Modi surrendered Indian territory to China. Yesterday he tweeted posting an article in a foreign publication, he tweeted, "Narendra Modi Is actually Surender Modi".
Narendra Modi— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 21, 2020
The tweet drew angry responses from the BJP leaders, one of whom, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said "surrendering is the hallmark of Gandhi-Nehru family".
"In 1962, Assam was almost given away by Pt Nehru. When the Chinese Army had captured Bomdila, Nehru said, "My heart goes out to people of Assam." Shame," his tweet read.
Whereas the PM office said it was an attempt to give a "mischievous interpretation" to PM Modi's comments.