Mumbai: Following a recent military development by the Chinese military in Ladakh, Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him when he would respond to China.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded that the Prime Minister and the Defense Minister should come forward and inform the situation.
“The new adventure of occupation on the land of the country! New Chinese Infiltration Daily …….. Pangong So Lake area, Gogra and Galvan Valley, Depsung Planes, Lipulesh Transcripts, Doka La, and Naku La Pass. The army stands fearless in defense of Mother India. But when will Modi Ji’s “red-eye” appear? #IndiaChinaBorderTension,” he tweeted.
देश की सरज़मीं पर क़ब्ज़े का नया दुस्साहस !
रोज़ नई चीनी घुसपैठ……..
पांगोंग सो लेक इलाक़ा,
गोगरा व गलवान वैली,
डोका लॉ व नाकु लॉ पास।
फ़ौज तो भारत माँ की रक्षा में निडर खड़ी हैं,
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 31, 2020
The Congress leader also posted a video on Twitter attacking the government over the issue.
“India’s sovereignty is under attack. Our land is being captured. But where is the Modi government? The press release of the Defence Ministry is shocking, stating that the Chinese tried to capture our land and were involved in a skirmish with Indian soldiers on August 29-30… Now it is not restricted to Ladakh but has reached Lipulekh in Uttarakhand,” he said.
“Chinese missiles have been planted at Doka La and Naku La Pass. This is a threat to India. The army is guarding the border. But where is the Prime Minister? When will he respond to China? Where is the Minister of Defense? We demand That the Prime Minister and the Defense Minister should come forward and inform us about the situation. When will they remove the Chinese transition from our region? “The Congress leader asked.
Earlier today, an army spokesperson said that the Indian Army has thwarted an attempt by the Chinese Army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake near Chushul in Ladakh on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and talks are being held now to resolve the issue there.
India and China have been at loggerheads over the changes made by the Chinese military in several areas, including Finger Area, Galvan Valley, Hot Springs, and Kongrung Nala, from April-May.
Negotiations between the two sides have been going on for the last three months, including five Lieutenant General level talks, but have so far failed to yield any results.