Modi should speak truth about Ladakh face-off, give correct facts: Sonia

Congress president asks prime minister to provide information on injured and missing soldiers and tell the reason behind Chinese incursion

Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday (June 17) asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to reveal the truth about the situation at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley where 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes with Chinese troops on Monday (June 15).

Asking the prime minister to tell the nation “how the Chinese occupied Indian territory,” and the reason behind the fight, Gandhi in a video address on Wednesday sought details of the number of soldiers injured and missing.

“The sacrifice of our 20 jawans has shaken the conscience of the nation. I pay my tribute to all those brave soldiers from the core of my heart and pray to the almighty to give their families the strength to face this pain,” she said.

She also urged the prime minister to provide information about the parts of Indian territory that China has occupied.

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Gandhi’s address coincided with the Modi’s first-ever statement on the issue since Monday in which he said that India will give “a befitting reply if instigated.”

Earlier in the day Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah took potshots at the prime minister for maintaining silence over the issue.

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