Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government saying the government was caught sleeping while Chinese attack took place on Indian soldiers.
Soon after Union minister of state for Defence Shripad Naik said that the attack on the Indian soldiers by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was pre-planned, Rahul said, “It’s now crystal clear that — the Chinese attack in Galwan was pre-planned, the Government of India was fast asleep and denied the problem and the price was paid by our martyred Jawans (soldiers),”
Rahul Gandhi, who did not celebrate his 50th birthday on Friday slammed the government at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold an all party meeting later in the day over the India-China border faceoff and killing of 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer by Chinese PLA troops issue.
On Thursday, he raised questions about the soldiers being sent unarmed to face the Chinese on the LAC. “By killing the unarmed soldiers of India, China has committed a big mistake. I want to ask who sent them unarmed towards the danger and why, who is responsible?” Rahul Gandhi said in a video message.
He questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the killing of the Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley on Wednesday. “Why is the Prime Minister 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?”
At least 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer, were killed in an unprecedented violent clash with Chinese PLA troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night