New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he remains silent on “killings of farmers and BJP workers” and rising prices, but when he is criticized or questioned by his “friends”. If done, they become “violent”.
He also hit out at the government over Army Chief General MM Naravane’s “China is here to stay” remark in the context of the standoff in eastern Ladakh.
“‘China is here to stay.’ Where? On our land,” Gandhi said on Twitter, tagging a media report on General Naravane’s statement on the PLA build-up.
In another tweet, the former Congress chief attacked the Prime Minister’s silence on rising fuel prices and the recent “murders” of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.
He said in a tweet in Hindi, “PM Chup – Rising inflation, fuel prices, unemployment, killing of farmers and BJP workers. PM violent – lack of camera and photo-op, true criticism and questions on friends.”
Gandhi and his Congress party have been attacking the prime minister over issues of his silence on China, price rise and the Lakhimpur violence that killed eight people, including four farmers, BJP workers and a journalist.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave on Saturday, General Naravane had said, “Yes, it is a matter of concern that large scale build-up has happened and continues, and to maintain that kind of build-up, China There has been an equal amount of infrastructure development from our side.”
“So that means they (PLA) are there to stay. We are keeping a close watch on all these developments, but if they are there to stay, we are there to stay too,” he said.