Congress’s Rahul Gandhi sharp tweet — accusing Prime Minster Narendra Modi of “surender” to the Chinese over Ladakh — drew indignant reactions from the BJP management on Sunday. While BJP chief JP Nadda took Mr Gandhi’s phrases as a praise, others too, had been incensed. By Sunday night, #SurenderModi grew to become the primary Twitter pattern as many questioned if Mr Gandhi had bought the spelling of “surrender” improper. Others identified that the previous Congress chief was simply taking part in with phrases.
Mr Gandhi’s publish was an article by famous strategic affairs skilled Brahma Chellaney, which appeared in a international publication. The accompanying publish learn, “Narendra Modi Is actually Surender Modi”.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 21, 2020
At the UP Jan Samvad digital rally, BJP chief JP Nadda mentioned: “You say – ‘Narendra Modi is Surender Modi’. That means you are saying that Modi-ji is not only the leader of humans but also of Gods”.
The BJP’s senior chief from the northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted:
Mr @RahulGandhi -You’re so exasperated you may’t even spell accurately!
And surrendering has been hallmark of Gandhi-Nehru household. In 1962, Assam was nearly given away by Pt Nehru. When Chinese Army had captured Bomdila, Nehru mentioned, “My heart goes out to people of Assam.” Shame https://t.co/Tc13FuVgcc
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 21, 2020
The publish was a part of Mr Gandhi’s persevering with assault on the Prime Minister since he mentioned on Friday that China has not captured any Indian territory or crossed the border.
At an all-party assembly referred to as to debate the occasions at Ladakh — the place 20 Indian troopers died and 76 had been injured in a violent face-off with Chinese troops on Monday — PM Modi had mentioned: “Neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured… While we have given a free hand to our armed forces, diplomatically too we have made our stand clear to China. India wants peace and friendship but protecting its sovereignty is supreme”.
The day after, Mr Gandhi advised that the Prime Minister has surrendered Indian territory to China.
“The PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression. If the land was Chinese: Why were our soldiers killed? Where were they killed,” his publish learn.
The Prime Minister’s Office mentioned it was an try to provide a “mischievous interpretation” to PM Modi’s feedback.
“As regards transgression of LAC (Line of Actual Control), it was clearly stated that the violence in Galwan on 15 June arose because Chinese side was seeking to erect structures just across the LAC and refused to desist from such actions,” the federal government mentioned in an announcement.
The Congress has been questioning the federal government’s silence on Ladakh since Monday’s conflict — the primary to have deadly penalties in practically 5 a long time. Earlier this week, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi put ahead a collection of questions for the federal government.
“On which date did the Chinese troops intrude into our territory in Ladakh? When did the government find out about the Chinese transgressions into our territory? Was it on May 5, as reported, or earlier? Does the government not receive, on a regular basis, satellite pictures of the borders of our country? In the government’s considered view, was there a failure of intelligence?” Sonia Gandhi requested.