Rahul Gandhi of Congress confronted a friend and an enemy today with a tweet, which, referring to the events in Ladakh, questioned, “questioned,” When will we talk about national security “. one or more tweets a day, the head of Congress has attacked the government since June 15 – when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action in the Galwan Valley in a clash with Chinese troops, who regularly enter India.
The timing and wording of the tweet – “Kab hogi rashtra raksha aur suraksha ki baat (when will we talk about national security and security)” – reinforced the attack on the Prime Minister. The message was published shortly before Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his monthly “Mann ki Baat” radio address.
Sources in Gandhi’s office said the tweet was also a response to ally Sharad Pawar, who – in the midst of the Congress-BJP confrontation in Ladakh – said yesterday that national security issues should not not be politicized.
We cannot forget that China captured about 45,000 km2 of Indian territory after the war in 1962, added Mr. Pawar in a remark considered as a search in Congress. Mr. Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party and Congress are partners in the ruling alliance led by Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
“This land is still with China. I don’t know if they (China) have yet encroached on an area. But when I make an allegation, I should also see what happened when I was there- low (in power) .If such large lands were invaded then this cannot be ignored. It is a matter of national security and it should not be politicized, that is how I feel, “said M Pawar, who previously managed the defense portfolio.
During the 1962 war, Gandhi’s great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, ruled the country – a fact which has been repeatedly cited by the BJP.
In an interview with ANI today, Interior Minister Amit Shah said the government was ready for a debate in Parliament on the Ladakh issue.
“No one is shirking a discussion … Let’s talk about 1962 until now. But at a time when our jawans are fighting at the border and the government has taken a firm stand, we should not be making statements that favor China and Pakistan, “said Shah.