Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining silence over the border issues with China in eastern Ladakh and he also claimed that China has occupied 1,200 km of Indian territory.
Gandhi, who was interacting with the media in his parliamentary constituency, alleged that the NDA government did not want people’s attention to be on the border with China.
“Have you heard the Prime Minister talking about China in the last few months? Why do you think he is not saying the word China? It is because he does not want to bring the attention of the people of the country to the fact that the Chinese have occupied our land. Chinese have occupied 1,200 square Kilometers of our territory,” Gandhi said.
“I ask the Prime Minister that are you planning to remove Chinese from our region. Do you think there is a bigger issue at the moment? Why doesn’t the Prime Minister does not have a word to say about Bharat Mata’s territory? It’s a strange thing,” he added.
The two countries have held several rounds of military and diplomatic negotiations along the borderline. A statement issued after the 7th round of meeting of senior commanders of India and China held in Chushul on October 12 stated that the two sides had a deep, intense, and constructive exchange of views on disagreements along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Region did. India-China border area.
The Indian side has prepared itself for long-term deployment in the high mountainous region in view of the prevailing situation.