India will pay a huge price because of govt’s “cowardly actions”: Rahul Gandhi
NEW DELHI : Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi continued his attack at the government over its handling of the border issue with China and claimed that India will have to pay a “huge price”.
In a tweet, he said India will pay a huge price because of the government’s “cowardly actions”.“China has taken our land and GOI is behaving like Chamberlain. This will further embolden China. India is going to pay a huge price because of GOI’s cowardly actions,” he said in his tweet.
The former Congress president tagged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech in Lukung near the Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh on Friday during which he said progress has been made in talks with China for a solution to the border standoff but he cannot guarantee to what extent it would be resolved.
He also alleged that the government was behaving like a “Chamberlain” and this would further embolden China. Gandhi Gandhi tagged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh”s speech made in Ladakh on Friday, during his two-day visit there.
During which he said progress has been made in talks with China for a solution to the border standoff in Ladakh but he cannot guarantee to what extent it would be resolved. Singh sent out a strong message saying that no power in the world can touch an inch of the country”s land.
Gandhi’s “Chamberlain” reference was to the late former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who followed a policy of appeasement towards Hitler and Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
Meant to buy Britain time to recover from World War I, the policy broke down after Hitler violated the deal to occupy the rest of Czechoslovakia. Six months on, Germany invaded Poland and World War II began.
Mr Gandhi, who has repeatedly accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “surrendering” to Chinese aggression along the border, said: “China has taken our land and the Government of India is behaving like Chamberlain. This will further embolden China”.
The Congress leader also attached a short video of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaking to soldiers in Ladakh on Friday. In the clip, Mr Singh says that while there is no guarantee talks can resolve tensions, “not an inch of our land can be taken by any power in the world”. The Prime Minister made similar statements during his visit last month.
PM Modi had said: “Neither is anyone inside our territory nor are any of our posts captured”. His office issued a clarification but the Congress interpreted this to mean territory had been yielded to China.
Last week Mr Gandhi referred to a report from an online news outlet, titled “Government Misleading Media on Chinese Disengagement Along LAC”; a day earlier he accused the Prime Minister of deceiving the nation.
(With Agency Inputs ).