The Congress dug into the historical past books on Tuesday to take a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the mutual disengagement and withdrawal of Indian and Chinese language troops from contested areas alongside the LAC (Line of Precise Management) in jap Ladakh.
Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala reminded the Prime Minister of a 2013 tweet, when he was nonetheless Chief Minister of Gujarat.
“Revered Prime Minister, do you bear in mind your phrases? Do your phrases imply something? Will you inform us why our forces are retracting from our land? The nation seeks solutions,” he wrote.
In Might 2013, Prime Minister Modi had tweeted: “China withdraws its forces however I ponder why Indian forces are withdrawing from Indian territory? Why did we retreat?”
आदरणीय प्रधान मंत्री जी,
क्या आपके शब्द याद हैं?
क्या आपके शब्दों के कोई मायने हैं?
क्या बताएँगे की अब हमारी फ़ोर्स हमारी सरज़मीं से क्यों पीछे हट रही हैं?
देश जबाब माँगता है। pic.twitter.com/M6RgEfK7sQ
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 7, 2020
On Sunday, China started dismantling camps at PP 14 (Patrol Level 14) in Galwan and pulling again troops from the realm. That was accomplished in the present day as Chinese language forces moved again two kilometres, from the Galwan Valley, Scorching Springs and Gogra.
The Military reciprocated by shifting its troopers again by an identical distance, regardless of being already firmly inside Indian territory, to create a buffer zone between the troops of both facet.
In truth, satellite tv for pc photographs acquired by NDTV final month confirmed that regardless of its declare on the contrary, it was China who had intruded – by 423 metres – into India’s territory.
In a sarcastic response to the re-surfacing of the Prime Minister’s tweet, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor wrote: “I stand with Modiji on this. The PM should reply his query”.
I stand with Modiji on this. PM should reply his query! https://t.co/xauOoFONvh
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 7, 2020
Mr Tharoor wasn’t the one Congress chief to query the Prime Minister, with Rahul Gandhi accusing the federal government of failing to guard nationwide curiosity and asking why establishment had not been insisted on on the LAC – which means India continues to defend its territory whereas China withdraws past the border
Considerations over Chinese language intrusion into Indian territory have been repeatedly flagged by the Congress since skirmishes with PLA (Folks’s Liberation Military) troopers in Might.
The opposition seized upon an announcement made by PM Modi throughout an all-party assembly final month, at which he was quoted: “Neither is anybody inside our territory neither is any of our submit captured”.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who has unleashed a barrage of tweets in latest weeks, responded saying the Prime Minister had “surrendered Indian territory to Chinese language aggression”,
With enter from PTI