After launching a scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and asked a series of questions over his delayed tweet on June 17.
Twenty Indian Army men were killed during their clash with Chinese Army at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh. Two days after the incident, Rajnath Singh took to condole their death. The Defence Minister tweeted, “The loss of soldiers in Galwan is deeply disturbing and painful. Our soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and sacrificed their lives in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.”
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh added on June 17, “The Nation will never forget their bravery and sacrifice. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen soldiers. The nation stand shoulder to shoulder with them in this difficult hour. We are proud of the bravery and courage of India’s breavehearts.”
Rahul Gandhi immediately retweeted his tweet and asked a series of question on his silence on the incident for two days. He wrote, “If it was so painful: 1. Why insult Indian Army by not naming China in your tweet? 2. Why take 2 days to condole? 3. Why address rallies as soldiers were being martyred? 4. Why hide and get the Army blamed by the crony media? 5. Why make paid-media blame Army instead of GOI?”
Hours before this, Rahul Gandhi had questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence and urged him to reveal the truth behind the killing of the Indian Army men. He had tweeted, “Why is the PM silent? Why is he hiding? Enough is enough. We need to know what has happened. How dare China kill our soldiers? How dare they take our land?”