Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, whose “Surender Modi” dig at the Prime Minister topped Twitter trends yesterday, today had a tough question: Why is China praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the clash in Ladakh. Since PM Modi’s all party meeting on Friday, where he said China has not captured any Indian territory or crossed the border, Mr Gandhi has been making repeated jabs at the Prime Minister, accusing him of ceding Indian territory to the Chinese.
Today, Mr Gandhi posted a news report on Chinese mouthpiece Global Times’s praise for the Prime Minster over his comments on Friday’s all-party meet. The accompanying tweet read, “China killed our soldiers. China took our land. Then, why is China praising Mr Modi during this conflict?”
China killed our soldiers.
China took our land.
Then, why is China praising Mr Modi during this conflict? pic.twitter.com/iNV8c1cmal
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 22, 2020
In a report titled “India knows it can’t have a war with China’,” published yesterday, the Global Times had quoted experts who said that PM Modi is “playing with words in order to avoid an escalation”. “China’s capability not only in terms of the military, but also overall and international influence, is superior to India’s,” the report read.
Also PM Modi’s “assertion that Indian forces can take all necessary steps is a show of strength for domestic audiences…