Rahul Gandhi attacks PM after reports of Chinese village in Arunachal Pradesh
New Delhi : Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of national security after a media outlet shared satellite images of a Chinese village developed in Arunachal Pradesh.
"Remember his promise - '??? ??? ????? ???? ?????' (Will not let the country bow)," Gandhi said on Twitter as he posted a link of a news report about the alleged "Chinese village".
Another senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala spoke in same tunes and slammed PM on the matter. "Modiji where is that 56-inch chest," he asked on Twitter.
Reacting to the reports, India said that it keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on the country's security, and takes necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Congress leader P Chidambaram demanded an answer from BJP, alleging that MP Tapir Gao has claimed that China has built a 100-house village in the "disputed area" deep into Arunachal Pradesh.
"Mr Tapir Gao MP, belonging to BJP, has alleged that deep into Arunachal Pradesh, in a 'disputed area' within Indian territory, the Chinese have built a 100-house village, a bazaar and a two-lane road in the last year.
"If this is true, it is clear that the Chinese have altered the status quo by converting a disputed area into a permanent settlement of Chinese nationals. What has the government to say about these startling facts," he had said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, India and China are already in a standoff over the eastern Ladakh since last eight months.
India and China have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks in order to resolve the eastern Ladakh standoff, but no significant headway has been made for its resolution.