On Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre for stating that there had been no infiltration along the Sino-India border in the last six months and asked the Narendra Modi government to clarify whether it was with the Indian Army or China.
Gandhi’s vitriolic attack comes after Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, denied any infiltration by China in the last six months.
In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi asked “Understand the chronology: PM said- no one crossed the border. Then, took a huge loan from a China-based bank. Then, Defence Minister said – China occupied our land. Now, MOS Home says- there’s no infiltration. Is Modi Government with the Indian Army or with China? Modi ji, why so scared.”
Nityanand Rai, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, said ” There was no infiltration along the Sino-Indian border in the last six months, while 47 infiltration bids were reported along the Indo-Pak border during the period.”
Pawan Khera, the Congress spokesperson, said “The government had given a clean chit to China again by stating that no intrusion took place on the LAC, and asked it to come clean on the situation at the border.”
Adding, he said “The nation was shocked at such “brazen duplicity” of the Modi government in handling China’s territorial aggression.”
PTI quoted Khera as saying, “This is an insult to the martyrdom of our brave soldiers on the night of June 15 in the Galwan valley. Is the government trying to say that the Galwan clash happened in the Chinese territory? By saying so, is the government blaming the Indian army of trespassing into the enemy territory.”
Adding, he said “The government must come clean on the factual situation on the eastern border so that a clear message should go across the world that India and its government stand with the Indian army and will not legitimize China’s claims over our territory.”
On Tuesday, in the Lok Sabha, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that “China had violated all bilateral agreements to maintain peace on the borders through attempted transgressions at several places in the western sector, including at including Kongka La, Ghogra and North Bank of Pangong Tso.”