New Delhi, Aug 2: Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj over her statement in parliament yesterday on the Doklam standoff with China, saying that it is amazing how quickly Sushma Swaraj buckled and prostrated herself in front of Chinese power while betraying our Jawans at the border.
In Lok Sabha, Swaraj said that the face-off between India and China over Doklam was resolved through “diplomatic maturity without losing any ground” and there was “not an iota of change” in status quo on the ground.
“Amazing how a lady like Sushma ji has buckled and prostrated herself in front of Chinese power. Absolute subservience to the leader means our brave jawan has been betrayed on the border,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi also tweeted a news report that quotes a top US official as saying China has quietly resumed its activities in the Doklam area and neither Bhutan nor India has sought to dissuade it.
Talk of China’s activities in Doklam came up during a US Congressional hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee for Asia and the Pacific, when Congresswoman Ann Wagner posed a question to a State Department official.
“Although both countries backed down, China has quietly resumed its activities in Doklam and neither Bhutan nor India has sought to dissuade it. China’s activities in the Himalayas remind me of its South China Sea policies. How should our failure to respond to the militarisation of the South China Sea inform the international response to these Himalayan border disputes?” Ms Wagner asked Alice G Wells, referring to Beijing’s actions in the Himalayan region and compared them with its manoeuvres in the disputed South China Sea.