Rahul Gandhi’s poser to government: Has China occupied Indian territory?

The Prime Minister’s Office has already clarified Modi’s comments, and said attempts are being made to give a ‘mischievous interpretation’.
Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked the government whether China has occupied Indian territory.

“We are standing united against Chinese aggression. Has China occupied Indian territory?” Gandhi tweeted along with a photograph of the Pangong Tso lake clicked by his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi has been attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his statement at an all-party meeting last week that neither is anyone inside India’s territory nor has anyone captured its posts while referring to the Ladakh face-off.

On last Monday night, at least 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer were killed in an unprecedented attack by the Chinese People”s Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Ladakh”s Galwan valley. The former Congress chief has been critical of the government over the India-China face off and has continuously launched attack on the government.

On Monday, he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Chinese media praising the Prime Minister. Citing news reports Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet said, “China killed our soldiers. China took our land. Then, why is China praising Mr Modi during this conflict?”

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a statement on Monday also criticised the Centre and said, “The Prime Minister cannot allow them to use his words as a vindication of their position and must ensure that all organs of the government work together to tackle this crisis and prevent it from escalating further.”

However, the Prime Minister”s Office had clarified on Saturday and countered the opposition”s attack, saying “attempts are being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation” to his remark at the All-Party Meeting held on Friday on Galwan standoff.” The Prime Minister”s Office said the PM had specifically emphasized that Indian forces now decisively counter any violations on the LAC (unhe rokte hain, unhe tokte hain) in contrast to the past neglect of such challenges.

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