In a brazen attack on Rahul Gandhi for targeting the BJP government for the border stand-off with China, Union minister for Development of Northeast Region, Jitendra Singh, has said that the Congress leader was conveniently forgetting that the problems with China are a “baggage” left by his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru. Singh said mistakes were made by the country’s first prime minister and the country is still paying for them.
“In the context of China, they started finding fault without realizing or conveniently forgetting that China is baggage left by Rahul Gandhi’s great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru who had walked the streets of Delhi with Zhou Enlai (then Chinese premier) where people around chanted Hindi Cheeni Bhai Bhai,” the minister said.
Singh added that whatever happened in history—the Himalayan tragedy of 1962—and the country is still paying for it.
Notably, the Union minister’s remarks came after Rahul Gandhi had questioned the Narendra Modi-led government on the stand-off with China in eastern Ladakh. “Can GOI (Government of India) please confirm that no Chinese soldiers have entered India?” Gandhi had tweeted.