Rahul: Won’t lie about China intrusion even if it costs me politically

Rahul had repeatedly been attacking the PM and the Centre over Chinese transgressions along LAC

The BJP had hit back at Gandhi over his attack on the government on the Ladakh face-off. Photo: PTI (File)

Three days after slamming the Central government for rubbishing his warnings over the Chinese aggression in Eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday (July 27) said he was not going to lie about China’s transgressions in the region even if it cost him his political career, Hindustan Times reported.

“If you want me to lie that the Chinese have not entered this country, I am not going to lie. I will simply not do it. I do not care if my whole career goes to hell. I am not going to lie,” the former Congress president said in a tweet, along with a video, as part of a series on the India-China faceoff along the Line of Actual Control(LAC).

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Asked in the video how he would react to people who say his questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on China weakened India, Rahul said, “This disturbs me. Frankly, it makes my blood boil. How can some other nation just come into our territory?” He added that hiding the truth was anti-national and bringing it to peoples attention was patriotic.

Rahul, who had repeatedly been attacking the prime minister and the government over Chinese transgressions along the LAC, said, “So frankly, I do not care if it costs me politically. I do not care if I have no political career at all after that. But I am going to say the truth as far as Indian territory is concerned.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had hit back at Gandhi over his attack on the government on the Ladakh face-off, alleging he was seeking to politicise defence and foreign policy matters and “wash their past sins of 1962 and weaken India”.

(With inputs from agencies)

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