‘Why is the PM silent?’: Opposition’s swipe at govt over Ladakh standoff

Opposition's chorus joined by Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Sonia Gandhi, PDP's Iltija Mufti, took a swipe at Centre's response to the Ladakh standoff issue.

Opposition leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Kapil Sibal, Sonia Gandhi, and others attacked the government over the Ladakh standoff issue

Leaders of opposition parties are attacking the Centre over the border standoff with China, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaving no stone unturned in holding the PM Modi-led government accountable for the crisis.

The Prime Minister, in his first-ever statement post the incident, said that India can give a befitting reply, if instigated.

Rahul Gandhi, in a series of tweets took a jibe at PM Narendra Modi calling him ‘Surender Modi’ earlier today, over the PM’s comments on the Galwan Valley face-off. In a series of questions, Gandhi asked, ‘why is the PM silent?’, ‘why is he hiding?’, and also accused that the government of India was fast asleep and denied the problem.

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He also responded to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s comments over the standoff, by saying that why is Singh insulting the Indian Army by not naming China.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi asked PM Modi to reveal the truth about Ladakh’s Galwan Valley’s situation. She also urged the PM to provide information about the parts of Indian territory which China has occupied.

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Randeep Singh Surjewala, chief spokesperson of the Congress Party, also lashed at PM Modi’s response to the border standoff.

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti, too joined the opposition chorus. Iltija handles her mother’s Twitter account where she tweeted that, now China is on the cusp of altering the territorial status quo and has become the ‘elephant’ (read dragon) in the room.

Abhishek Banerjee, President, Youth Wing, Trinamool Congress (TMC) said ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s rally in West Bengal that the state has not heard him in times of crisis, but if he could answer whether the Chinese is occupying the Indian territory or not.

Kapil Sibal, senior Congress leader, also criticised the government asking how 20 soldiers died if no one entered the Indian territory. His comments were a rebuttal to PM Modi’s statement after the incident.

On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in violent clashes with the Chinese troops at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

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