The Congress on Saturday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the standoff with China in Ladakh and asked that he openly condemn China’s brazen occupation. “The Prime Minister should openly and publicly condemn the brazen Chinese occupation in Ladakh. I want the PM to condemn China. We will support the government. The PM’s statement that there was no intrusion is being used by China,” Sibal said in a statement as he warned that the dragon was taking away India’s border areas one at a time.
“The PM in the all-party meeting said no intruders had entered Indian territory and neither was any Indian post occupied,” Sibal said pointing out that Modi’s statements were inconsistent on the issue.
Sibal in an online address said there should not be any question when the PM speaks. He asked what was the reason for Modi’s earlier statements that no one had occupied our territory and whether he was afraid the people would think that he could not protect India’s integrity.
“ The PM’s statement is inconsistent with facts on the ground and it diminishes the status of the PM’s office,” Sibal added.
Sibal also showed photographic ‘proofs’ to claim that the Chinese have intruded into several places in Indian territory.
He also said that the Chinese intrusion has cut off Indian army patrols at five patrol points in Ladakh along the LACand some of their instructions had put Indian Army posts in the artillery range of the Chinese.