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Modi-Xi meet: 'Will PM question China on Doklam standoff', asks Congress

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    Ahead of the Modi-Xi Jinping meet, the Opposition Congress took a dig at PM saying that they wonder if he will raise the Doklam Standoff with China.

    Randeep Singh Surjewala

    In a series of tweets, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote: "As Modiji 'hugs' his friend, President, Xi Jinping today in Wuhan, China, will he remember his innate duty to protect India's strategic interests & question China on occupation of #Dokalam impacting India's National Security?"

    Surjewala asked if the Prime Minister would 'accepted the failure of his Cabinet Ministers to confront China on the creation of 'full-fledged Chinese Military Complex' in Doklam.

    "Does the PM accept the failure of his Cabinet Min's (Defense & EAM) to confront China on creation of 'full-fledged Chinese Military Complex' in #Doklam right upto 10m from Indian Army post, during their visit on 20th-24th April, as an abdication of their duty to the Nation?'

    Targetting the Centre, he said "India is facing increasingly aggressive China to intrude into the 'Chicken Neck' -Siliguri Corridor by building a new road through South of #Doklam (Gateway to the North East), but why is Modi Govt clueless and incapable to send a strong message to China?

    Referring to a satellite image taken from Google Maps, Surjewala asked "Doesn't the latest 'Satellite Imagery' from Google Maps of 25th April 2018 show creation of additional structures by China meters away from Indian Army posts? Has PM & Defense Ministry taken note of it?Will PM Modi take up the issue in the 'Summit' with Chinese President today in Wuhan, China?"

    "Modiji may not be able to show 'red eyes' as he loftily promised, but will he show the courage of conviction to do plain-speaking on #Doklam & defend India's interests?," posted Surjewala in a series of tweets.

    The informal talks between the two leaders will begin at the Hubei Provincial Museum at 3:30 pm local time (1 pm IST) in Wuhan. PM Mod will meet President Xi at the museum and is expected to spend an hour touring it.

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