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Minister slams Rahul Gandhi for questioning PM Modi on standoff with China on Twitter

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Union law minister and senior BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Wednesday took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, hours after the Congress leader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being ‘absolutely silent’ over the India-China standoff in Ladakh.

Prasad said that Gandhi should know that on international matters, like China, questions should not be asked on Twitter.

“He is the same man who asked for evidence after Balakot airstrikes and 2016 Uri attack,” a news agency quoted Prasad as saying.

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Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that China had taken away India’s territory in Ladakh and questioned the Prime Minister’s “silence” on the issue, saying “he has vanished”.

“The Chinese have walked in and taken our territory in Ladakh. Meanwhile, the PM is absolutely silent and has vanished from the scene,” the Congress leader said on Twitter.

He tagged a news article claiming that China has taken a hard line during military-level talks and has claimed all of Galwan Valley and parts of Pangong Tso.

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Gandhi has been asking the government to come clean on the border issue and whether China has taken over Indian territory in Ladakh region.

Earlier, Gandhi on June 9 asked defence minister Rajnath Singh if Chinese troops had occupied Indian territory in Ladakh.

“Once RM is done commenting on the hand symbol, can he answer: Have the Chinese occupied Indian territory in Ladakh?” the Congress leader had tweeted.

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