Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Friday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that his remark that “nobody intruded into Indian territory” has created him well known in China.
Addressing a press meeting, the former Maharashtra main minister alleged PM Modi’s “no intrusion” remark, on the other hand, demoralised India’s armed forces. Twenty soldiers laid down their life for India immediately after a violent encounter-off with Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley in jap Ladakh earlier this month.
For the duration of an all-occasion assembly held very last week, PM Modi had said neither is any individual inside Indian territory nor has any Indian publish been captured. Referring to PM Modi’s responses, Mr Chavan reported, “China praised the Indian PM for his statement and he has turn out to be popular in that place.”
“We are worried above the Chinese intrusion in Galwan valley and are happy of our jawans stationed at the borders. Safeguarding the borders and avoiding intrusion is the major responsibility of the governing administration. Congress has been boosting this issue but the federal government had neglected it,” he explained.
Mr Chavan alleged there were being divergent views on the Galwan valley incident even in just the federal government. “The Overseas Minister admitted the presence of Chinese troopers and development things to do alongside the Indian side of the Line of Real Control (LAC). But at the all-celebration conference, Modi explained that there was no intrusion,” Mr Chavan stated.
He reported previous primary minister Dr Manmohan Singh requested PM Modi that nothing ought to be stated that would give toughness to China.
“He made it distinct that it was the duty of the opposition to problem the federal government when the country is facing a crisis and the govt should respond sufficiently,” Mr Chavan reported.
The Congress leader claimed that as per satellite photos, Chinese troopers were developing tents within the Indian territory. “Military automobiles and bulldozers are visible in the satellite illustrations or photos. There are 10,000 Chinese troopers in Galwan valley. We want to know how numerous situations China intruded in Galwan valley and why did Modi say that there was no intrusion? Has India’s electric power to negotiate diminished because of to these reviews?” Mr Chavan mentioned.