Posted on June 24, 2020, 1:44 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi and Congress mounted its attack on PM Modi and the Centre over the Chinese occupation of Indian territory, BJP has hit back and said Congress has behaved like a property dealer since Independence and gave away Indian land to Pakistan and China.
BJP president JP Nadda on Wednesday launched an attack on Rahul Gandhi and Congress and said, “One 'royal' dynasty and their 'loyal' courtiers have grand delusions of the Opposition being about one dynasty. A dynast throws tantrums and his courtiers peddle that fake narrative. Latest one relates to the the Opposition asking questions to the Government.”
This was soon followed up by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, who said, “This particular royal dynasty clan had been behaving like a property dealer since Independence. They gave away Indian territory to Pakistan and China.” Sambit Patra further added, " Vadra-Gandhi parivaar has interests separate from India's interests." He went on with his attack and said Congress has conceded lands to China and Pakistan and the misadventures of the previous governments caused damage to India.
Nadda said India lost thousands of square kilometres of land due to the "misadventures of one dynasty" and claimed that the Siachen glacier, where the Indian Army has a strong presence, was almost gone. No wonder India has rejected them, said Nadda.The BJP president posted a news report to back his assertions about Siachen. Few months back, the Wikileaks had revealed a sensational document which showed how the UPA government under Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh had decided to give away Siachen glacier to Pakistan. This was one of the most shocking revelations made that stunned the entire country. Then, the Congress had denied the charges and said the Wikileaks was spreading fake news to malign the Congress party.
Manmohan Singh wanted to settle the deal with Pakistan by handing over Siachen glacier for which all stake holders were consented. The deal was even consented by the Indian Army, and mentioned its finer points, including current positions of the forces of the two countries, the positions to which they would withdraw, a schedule for redeployment, and a joint monitoring mechanism to prevent mutual intrusions. All this would have been recorded in an annexure to the main agreement.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has continued to mount attacks on the Modi government ever since the June 15 clash in Galwan Valley between Indian and Chinese troops. Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the border standoff with China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused him of "destroying" India's position and "betraying our Army" by accepting Beijing's stand that it did not occupy any Indian land.
Addressing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, he said there has been a "complete and total failure" of foreign policy under the Modi government. "The established institutional structure of diplomacy has been demolished by the prime minister. Our relations with our once friendly neighbours lie in tatters. Our time tested relationship with our traditional allies has been interrupted," said Rahul Gandhi.