Day after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced in Parliament that India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement in the North and South bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given up the country’s territory to China.
Pointing out that the troops are now going to be stationed at Finger 3, moving back from Finger 4, which is also Indian territory, he asked, “Why has Mr Modi given up our territory to the Chinese”.
Addressing a press conference on the matter, Gandhi further stated that the “PM is a coward who cannot stand up to the Chinese”. “He is betraying the sacrifice of our Army. Nobody in India should be allowed to do it,” he said.
The Congress leader further asserted that it is the responsibility of the Prime Minister to protect the territory of the country. “How he does it is his problem, not mine,” he added.
Rahul Gandhi also targeted Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for not speaking in the Parliament on the “most important strategic area – Depsang Plains – from where China had entered.”
He reiterated, “The truth is that the Prime Minister has given away the Indian territory to China” and demanded Modi to answer the nation.
Rajnath Singh had on Thursday announced in the Parliament that India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement in the North and South bank of Pangong lake in…