NEW DELHI — Former Congress presiden Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent while China invaded Indian territory in Ladakh.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi wrote: “The Chinese have walked in and taken our territory in Ladakh. Meanwhile, the PM is absolutely silent and has vanished from the scene.”
The Chinese have walked in and taken our territory in Ladakh.
The PM is absolutely silent and has vanished from the scene.https://t.co/Cv06T6aMvU
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 10, 2020
Rahul Gandhi tagged a news article claiming that China has taken a hard line during military-level talks and has claimed all of Galwan Valley and parts of Pangong Tso.
Earlier on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi had asked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh whether China has occupied Indian territory in Ladakh.
“Once RM is done commenting on the hand symbol, can he answer: Have the Chinese occupied Indian territory in Ladakh,” he asked on Twitter.
Singh had on Monday hit out at Gandhi using a couplet, which he claimed was of Mirza Ghalib and that he was presenting it in a different style.
Singh while addressing a virtual rally of BJP workers in Maharashtra said, “Mirza Ghalib ka hi sher thoda alag andaaz mein hai – ‘haath’ mein dard ho to dawa kijiye, ‘haath’ hi jab dard ho to kya kijiye..” (Mirza Galib’s couplet in a different style – when there is pain in the ‘hand’, one takes medicine, but what does one do when the ‘hand’ itself is a pain).” ‘Hand’ is the Congress party’s election symbol.
BJP and Congress have been engaged in war of words on Twitter since Monday evening on the issue.