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Nadda’s attack on Rahul bid to divert attention from govt’s failure in Galwan: Amarinder

July 07
22:45 2020

Chandigarh, Jul 7 : Taking strong exception to BJP president J P Nadda’s attack on Rahul Gandhi over the India-China standoff issue, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday trashed it as a brazen attempt to distract public attention from the central government’s failure in Galwan valley.

Terming it a ‘diversionary tactic’, the Chief Minister said that having failed to respond to his persistent and relevant questions on the Galwan Valley issue, the BJP-led central government was trying desperately now to distract the people with its personal attack on Rahul.

Not just Rahul but the entire country wants answers to those questions, which touch upon not just the soldiers but every Indian who wants to know what went wrong in Galwan Valley on June 15, he added.

In fact, he said, Mr Gandhi had been discussing the China issue with him for a long time, and had been concerned about the matter even while the central government was vehemently denying any stand-off in Galwan.

Pointing to the latest statements from the Prime Minister on no intrusion having taken place in the region, he asked how the Chinese were now backing off without having entered Indian territory in the first place.

These are the kind of questions being raised by Rahul, he noted, adding that instead of answering them, the Union Government, led by BJP, continues to be in denial even now.

Reacting to Nadda’s criticism of Rahul for not attending a single meeting of the Standing Committee on Defence, Capt Amarinder questioned the relevance of this to the Galwan Valley stand-off.

The Committee does not take on-ground decisions relating to the battle field, he remarked, adding that it was not the Standing Committee which decided on sending soldiers to the borders with either no or inadequate arms and ammunition. Nor does it make policy decisions on conditions in which the soldiers should or should not open fire, he commented.

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