The Congress continued to mount pressure on Centre over its handling over the border issues related to China. Former party president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports of China constructing a bridge on the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
“PM’s silence is deafening. Our land, our people, our borders deserve better,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, also targeted the Narendra Modi Government by alleging that it is busy in elections when the ‘enemy’ is at India’s gate. “China is busy building a bridge on Pangong Tso to make it easier to deploy troops. Meanwhile, Beijing Janata Party leaders led by PM (Prime Minister) & HM (Home Minister) are busy in election rallies. Enemy is at our gates. PM Modi is taking a siesta. One has to open their eyes to show the promised Lal Aankh!” tweeted Kharge.
Congress and Rahul Gandhi have been critical of the Government’s handling of the border situation with China in eastern Ladakh and questioned the Government over media reports that the Chinese troops had unfurled the Chinese flag at the Galwan Valley.
“How dare China raise the Chinese flag over Galwan valley, where only the Indian Tricolour can be flown, unfurled proudly. It is a bounden duty of our government and the Prime Minister to ensure that Chinese transgression into India’s territories is defeated decisively,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had said.