‘Not India of 1962’: Union ministers step up assault on Rahul Gandhi over China struggle risk remarks | India News

‘Not India of 1962’: Union ministers step up assault on Rahul Gandhi over China struggle risk remarks | India News
‘Not India of 1962’: Union ministers step up assault on Rahul Gandhi over China struggle risk remarks | India News

NEW DELHI: Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Kiren Rijiju and Anurag Thakur on Saturday lashed out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on China and the Army.
Taking to Twitter, Rijiju stated, “Rahul Gandhi just isn’t solely insulting Indian Army however damaging nation’s picture. He just isn’t solely an issue for the Congress Party however he has additionally turn into an enormous embarrassment (for) the nation.”

The member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh stated persons are happy with the Indian armed forces.

In one other tweet, Rijiju stated Yangtse space in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang is “totally secured now” because of “ample deployment of the courageous jawans of Indian Army”.
Rijiju shared his undated image with military personnel in Arunachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, defence minister Rajnath Singh stated that Rahul’s remarks have been in unhealthy style and made it clear that the Centre has by no means questioned the intention of leaders within the opposition.

“We have by no means questioned the intention of leaders within the opposition, now we have solely debated on the idea of insurance policies. Politics is finished by talking the reality,” he stated.
“The phrase ‘Rajneeti’ is derived from Raj and Neeti. They imply to hold out. The goal of politics is to create a political system for the welfare of society. Its goal is to not increase suspicion on intentions whether or not it is Galwan or Tawang, our defence forces have completed miraculous jobs,” Singh stated whereas talking on the FICCI Annual Convention and AGM within the nationwide capital.
Singh added that the bravery and valour displayed by the armed forces throughout the Galwan valley clashes and the current face-off within the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh is commendable and any quantity of reward for them just isn’t sufficient.
Union minister Anurag Thakur accused Rahul Gandhi of “spreading concern” within the identify of China and puzzled whether or not the opposition chief had misplaced religion within the armed forces.

Slamming Gandhi for his remarks that the Chinese “have been beating our troopers”, Thakur stated the previous Congress president was busy “having soup” with the Chinese when Indian troopers have been preventing Chinese jawans at Doklam.
“These individuals have the behavior of spreading concern within the identify of China. But this isn’t the India of 1962, that is the India of 2014. India is shifting forward underneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Thakur stated.
On Friday, in an obvious reference to the current faceoff between the Indian and Chinese troops within the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi had accused the Centre of “sleeping” whereas China makes “offensive preparations” throughout the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Gandhi additionally alleged that China has taken away 2,000 sq. kilometres of Indian territory, killed 20 Indian troopers and is “beating up our jawans in Arunachal Pradesh”.
His criticism got here on a day when Eastern Army commander Lt General R P Kalita stated border areas alongside the nation’s northern frontier are “steady” and that the Indian Armed forces stay “firmly in management”. “We are ready for all eventualities and all contingencies.”
BJP chief JP Nadda and nationwide spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia had earlier slammed Rahul for his remarks.
Indian and Chinese troops had clashed alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) within the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh on December 9 and the face-off resulted in minor accidents to a couple personnel from each side.
(With inputs from companies)
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