In the wake of the ongoing face-off between India-China along the LAC in Ladakh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a stinging attack on PM Narendra Modi in the CWC meet held on Tuesday.
In continuation of his tirade against PM Modi over the Chinese aggression and occupation of land in Ladakh, Rahul alleged that the PM had “betrayed the army”.
“China has brazenly occupied our territory. PM has destroyed our position and betrayed our army by accepting their position that they occupied no Indian land,” said Rahul addressing the CWC meet – the highest decision making body of the Congress party.
“The Chinese can’t be permitted to get away with this unacceptable usurpation of our land. Everything needs to be done to ensure that sacrifice of our martyrs is not in vain,” he added.
Blaming Modi for creating a personality-centric foreign policy, Rahul said that the PM has destroyed “established institutional structure of diplomacy”.
“One reason why China has acted is a complete and total failure of foreign policy. The established institutional structure of diplomacy has been demolished by the PM,” emphasized Rahul.
In reference to the ongoing controversy in India’s relationship with Nepal, Rahul said that the relationship with the “once friendly neighbour lie in tatters”, apparently because of the failed foreign policy.
“Our time tested relationship with our traditional allies has been interrupted. India should build a good relationship with the U.S. and other countries and must also maintain good relations with its old friends,” said Rahul.
It is worth noting here that Rahul has been very vocal and attacking over the issue of Chinese aggression in Ladakh vis-a-vis Modi’s subdued response to the crisis.
Sharing a photograph of Ladakh clicked by his father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi on Twitter, Rahul asked Modi to clarify whether the Chinese had captured Indian land in Ladakh or not.
Recently, in one of the fiercest attacks on Modi, Rahul had called the PM “Surender Modi”. His dubbing Modi as “Surender Modi” created a storm in the social media and Twitter in particular, generating a heated debate over the failure of Modi’s China policy.