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"Someone Is Lying",Says Rahul Gandhi;Question Government With Video
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Leh after June 15 clash in Ladakh where 20 soldiers were killed in face-off with Chinese troops
"Someone Is Lying", Says Rahul Gandhi; Question Government With Video
New Delhi: The former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi on Friday over the Chinese intrusions at the LAC, saying while Ladakhis claim that China has taken their land, the PM says otherwise and someone is "lying".
The congress chief on twitter said that "Ladakhis say: China took our land. PM says: Nobody took our land. Obviously, someone is lying," he wrote on a Twitter.
Ladakhis say:— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 3, 2020
China took our land.
Nobody took our land.
Obviously, someone is lying. pic.twitter.com/kWNQQhjlY7
Mr. Gandhi also shared the voices of some Ladakhis in a video alleging that the Chinese have occupied Indian territory in Ladakh. Rahul Gandhi jibe came on a day when Modi visited Nimu, a forward location in Leh to interact with the personnel of the Amry, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and Air Force, days after a violent face-ff between Indian and Chinese troops in the eastern Ladakh.
PM Modi accompanied by Chief Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat reached around 9.30 am, as per the sources adding that Modi was briefed by the senior Amry officers.
Gandhi has accused the prime minister of "surrendering" Indian land to China and "lying" on the border standoff issue.
During a bitter border dispute this is the first visit by a minister. Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was supposed to visit Ladakh which was rescheduled.
The Army Chief visited Ladakh on June 23 and 24 during which he held a series of meetings with senior Amry officials and visited various forward areas in the eastern Ladakh.
On June 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated that the sacrifice made by 20 soldiers who went down fighting against the People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Galwan Valley on June 15 night "will not go in vain".
He also said that while India wants peace, it will give a "befitting reply" if provoked. "India''s integrity and sovereignty are supreme for us, and no one can stop us from defending it. Nobody should have any iota of doubt about this," said Modi. "Indian troops went down fighting (maarte, maarte mare hain)," he had said.
To defuse the tension the Indian and Chinese militaries have held a series of meetings in the border area to defuse the tension, whereas the meetings have not resulted in any concrete solution, Both the militaries had agreed on de-escalation.
Earlier After the violent face-off with Chinese troops at eastern Ladakh on 15th June four Indian soldiers are in critical condition reported news agency ANI. Yesterday the Amry confirmed that 20 soldiers were killed in the fight at Galwan Valley in Ladakh.43 Chinese soldiers have been killed or seriously injured, ANI reported quoting sources based on intercepts.