Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lashed out at PM Narendra Modi and accused him of “hiding” and “being silent”.
Rahul on Wednesday urged them to come forward and tell the ground reality of the incidents in the Galwan Valley region of Ladakh, which killed at least 20 Indian Army personnel, including an officer.
“Why is the PM silent? Why is he hiding? Enough is enough. We need to know what has happened. How dare China kill our soldiers? How dare they take our land?” the Congress leader tweeted.
Why is the PM silent?
Why is he hiding?
Enough is enough. We need to know what has happened.
How dare China kill our soldiers?
How dare they take our land?
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 17, 2020
Rahul Gandhi later also put a short video on the issue, urging Prime Minister Modi to come forward and assure him that the whole country stands with him.
The video was shared by the Congress leader on Twitter with the caption, “My salute to the brave martyrs of the country.”
“Two days earlier, 20 Indian soldiers were martyred, stripped of their families. China has taken away land from India, Prime Minister why are you silent? Where are you hiding? Come out, the whole country, all of us, stand with you. The country stands with you as one (entity). Come out and tell the truth to the country, do not be afraid,” Gandhi said in the short 27-second video clip he shared on Twitter.
The violent face-off happened on late evening and the night of June 15 in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to “unilaterally change” the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern Ladakh and the situation could have been avoided if the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side, India said on June 16.