Don't be afraid, speak truth: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi in latest attack on ‘Chinese intrusion’
New Delhi, June 26: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over Ladakh clash, asking him to speak up and tell the truth to the country on whether China has occupied any Indian territory.
In a video message, part of the Congress party's 'SpeakUpForOurJawans' campaign in honour of martyred Indian soldiers, Gandhi said the Prime Minister had stated that not even an inch of Indian territory has been taken away by anyone and there has been no intrusion, but satellite images and experts say China has occupied Indian territory at three points in eastern Ladakh.
"If you (the PM) say Indian land has not been taken by China and it has actually been taken, then China will stand to benefit," Gandhi said.
Noting that the entire country is standing together behind the Prime Minister, the former Congress chief said, "We have to together fight China and throw them out".
"Prime Minister ji, speak up and do not be scared. You will have to tell the truth to the country. Don't be scared to say that yes, China has taken our land and we are going to act against them. The whole country is with you," he said.
Referring to the 20 Indian soldiers who died following a clash with the Chinese army personnel at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh earlier this month, Gandhi asked the government to explain who had sent the Indian soldiers without weapons to the border.
On Friday, he was joined by his mother Sonia Gandhi, the Congress interim chief, and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party's in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, who also launched similar attacks on the government.
"The Prime Minister says China did not infiltrate but on the other hand, Defence Ministry and External Affairs Ministry keep discussing it. Today, when we are paying tributes to our martyrs, India wants to know why and how our 20 soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley," Sonia Gandhi said in her video.