Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in the Parliament that "China is not honouring the customary alignment of the boundary with India," and that there has been repeated transgressions along the Line of Actual Control.
Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader accused PM Modi of misleading the nation on the issue of Chinese encroachment. In June, during an all-party meeting on China, the prime minister had reiterated that "No one has intruded, and nor is anyone intruding."
However, in his statement, Singh had said "in mid-May the Chinese side made several attempts to transgress the LAC in other parts of the Western Sector. This included Kongka La, Gogra and North Bank of Pangong Lake." “Violent conduct of Chinese troops is a violation of all past agreements. Our troops have done counter deployments in the area to safeguard our borders,” the defence minister said, and pointed out that the Chinese actions reflect a disregard of our various bilateral agreements.
“It is clear from the statement of the Defense Minister that Modi ji misled the country on Chinese encroachment. Our country has always been, and will remain, with the Indian Army. But Mr. Modi, When will you stand against China? When will we take back the land of our country from China? Do not be afraid to name China,” Gandhi said in the tweet.
रक्षामंत्री के बयान से साफ़ है कि मोदी जी ने देश को चीनी अतिक्रमण पर गुमराह किया।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 15, 2020
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