Rahul Gandhi said if the Congress party was in power, India’s security forces would have thrown the Chinese 100 km back from the border within 15 minutes.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Punjab. (Photo: PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls himself to be a patriot but has been silent on the Chinese presence on Indian soil in Eastern Ladakh for over five months. Addressing a rally in Haryana, Rahul Gandhi said the prime minister is a “coward” and had the Congress been in power, the Indian security forces would have thrown the Chinese troops 100 km away from the border.
“The coward PM says no one has taken our land. Today, there is only one country in the world whose land has been taken by another country. And PM calls himself a ‘deshbhakt’. If we were in power we would’ve thrown out China 100 km away from the border in less than 15 minutes,” Rahul Gandhi said in his speech.
#WATCH The coward PM says that no one has taken our land. Today, there is only one country in the world whose land has been taken by another country. And PM calls himself a ‘deshbhakt’. If we were in power we would’ve thrown out China in less than 15 mins: Rahul Gandhi in Haryana pic.twitter.com/JarmXUMTFs
— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2020
Earlier in the day, addressing another rally in Patiala, Punjab, Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “not bothered” about what is happening in the country and he only “protects his image”.
Rahul Gandhi was in Punjab and Haryana as part of his three-day ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ against the three farm bills that were recently passed by Parliament.
Raising the issue of the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh at the Line of Actual Control, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi had said no one “snatched” India’s land. Then how was “1,200 square km” taken away by China, he asked without substantiating his claim.
“They talk of ‘Bharat Mata’, but Narendra Modi gave 1,200 square km of ‘Bharat Mata’ to China to protect his image. It is a reality,” he alleged.
(With agencies inputs)