The Congress on Saturday once again targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the backdrop of the incident of skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector and asked whether he would speak on this issue in Parliament.
“Why are you not allowing the discussion to happen and why are you not taking the country into confidence” asks Congress.
Party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a statement that it is the political duty and moral responsibility of the Prime Minister to speak his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on questions related to this issue.
He has given this statement at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is continuously attacking Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about ‘Indian soldiers being beaten up by Chinese soldiers’ in Arunachal Pradesh.
The BJP said on Saturday that the Congress should immediately expel Rahul Gandhi from the party.
In his statement, Ramesh asked seven questions to the Prime Minister and said, “It is the political duty and moral responsibility of the Prime Minister to do his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on these seven questions.The nation wants to know”.
He asked, “Why did you (Prime Minister) told on June 20, 2020 that there was no intrusion by China in East Ladakh? Why did you allow China to stop our troops from going thousands of kilometers in the area where they used to patrol regularly before May 2020?
Ramesh also asked, “Why did you abandon the plan approved by the cabinet on July 17, 2013, to create a ‘Mountain Strike Corps’?” Why did you allow Chinese companies to contribute to the PM Cares Fund? Why did you allow imports from China to rise to a record level in the last two years?”
The Congress leader asked, “Why are you insisting that the border situation and the challenges posed by China should not be discussed in Parliament?” You have met 18 times with the top Chinese leadership and recently shook hands with Xi Jinping in Bali. China has recently initiated transgressions in Tawang sector and is unilaterally changing the situation on the border. Why are you not taking the country into confidence?”
Indian and Chinese troops had a fresh clash on December 9 in the Yangtse sector of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector, in which soldiers from both sides were injured.
This was the first major such incident after the deadly clash in Galwan Valley in June 2020.
On the other hand Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge tweeted, in a swipe at Prime Minister Modi’s campaign initiative “chai pe charcha”
“Chinese build-up in Doklam up to ‘Jampheri Ridge’ is threatening India’s strategic ‘Siliguri Corridor’ — the gateway to Northeastern States! This is of utmost concern for our National Security! @narendramodi ji, When will the nation have… ‘CHINA PE CHARCHA’?”