Taking into account the situation along the LAC with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for an all part meet on Friday via video conferencing. However, after the meeting, everyone was left confused by PM’s address.
What sparked the confusing was when he said in his address, “Neither have they intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China)”. The opposition soon picked up on the unclear statements by PM and demanded an explanation
In a press conference on Saturday, senior congress leader P. Chidambaram said that PM’s concluding remarks have left everyone baffled and also that his statements contradicts to that made by Chief of Army staff, the Defence Minister and Foreign Minister.
Demanding answers to his questions, he asked, “if no Chinese troops had crossed the LAC and are in Indian territory, what was the face off on May 5-6,”. He further asked, “we would also like to ask that if no Chinese troops were inside Indian territory, where did the clashes take place on June 15-16? Where were 20 Indian soldiers killed and 85 injured?”
P Chidambaram later took to twitter and said, “has the Prime Minister given a clean chit to China? If so, what is there to negotiate with China? Why are the major generals negotiating and about what?
Rahul Gandhi also criticized PM’s statements and tweeted, “PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: why were our soldiers killed and where were they killed?”
PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression.
If the land was Chinese:
1. Why were our soldiers killed?
2. Where were they killed? pic.twitter.com/vZFVqtu3fD
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 20, 2020