Days after Rahul Gandhi said the Congress would have thrown China out of India’s territory in less than 15 minutes, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra took a jibe at him, asking “from where he got such good quality drugs.”
“In 10 days loan waiver, in 15 days throwing out China… I would like to pay my respects to the teacher who has taught him this. From where do you get such good quality drugs,” Mishra was quoted as saying by a news agency.
The former Congress chief while addressing a public gathering late Tuesday evening, as part of his ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’, said Prime Minister Modi is a “coward”.
“The cowardly PM says that no one has taken our land. Today, there is only one country in the world whose land has been taken by another country. India is the only country where another country came in and took away 1,200 square km. And the PM calls himself a ‘deshbhakt’ and the whole country knows that China’s forces are inside our territory, what kind of patriot is he? Had we been in power, we would have thrown out China in less than 15 minutes,” Rahul had said.
“China came inside our territory four months back and how much time will it take to throw them out? I feel till the time the UPA government is not formed, China will continue to occupy the territory, but the day our government comes, we will throw them out,” he said.
He also claimed that China had “dared to enter India and kill our soldiers” as Modi has “weakened” the country.
He claimed the Prime Minister does not realize the power of the country, its farmers and labourers and is only concerned about his image. “He clicks photos and you must have seen the empty tunnel he is waving (referring to the inauguration of Atal tunnel a few days ago),” he said.
Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly targeting the government over the Ladakh standoff and has been making scathing remarks about the recent border tension, accusing the government of poor handling of the situation.