Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the BJP-led NDA government over its “inaction” after the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan and intrusions by the Chinese army in Jammu and Kashmir.
At a rally in Gannaur in Haryana’s Sonepat district, Rahul trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “After [Modi] became PM, the Chinese President (Xi Jinping) came to India, and it was the first time [after NDA came to power] that the President of a country visited India; but their army also entered our territory.” Taking a dig over Modi’s meeting with Xi at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad, he added: “This (the intrusion) happened when the Chinese President was enjoying a swing ride with Modi. Par inhone choon tak nahin ki (But Modi did not say anything).”
Questioning Modi’s virtual “silence” on the issue and alleging that he had done “nothing despite many provocations”, Rahul underlined: “When the BJP campaigned in Lok Sabha polls, they said they will teach a lesson to China and Pakistan… [but now] firing is taking place on borders, our people are being killed, but not a word was uttered for six days. Finally he (Modi) says ‘everything will be fine’. What about those who have died and those who have been injured in the firing?”
Rahul also raked up the issue during his rallies at Firozpur Jhirka and Rewari, which he addressed earlier in the day.
He also raised issues pertaining to the youth, and sought votes in the name of development carried out by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda regime. PTI inputs