Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has come down heavily upon former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for asking question on the international matters like China on Twitter.
The Indian-China border issue is one of the most debated topics in India. A journalist named Ajai Shukla tweeted on June 8, “China has changed the frontlines in Ladakh, and occupied Indian territory… and New Delhi is talking about “a long haul” and “military and diplomatic engagement!” If so abject was to be the surrender, disband the “mountain strike corps” & remove armoured brigade from Ladakh.”
Rahul Gandhi retweeted his post and alleged that Narendra Modi-led government was trying to hide it. The former Congress president tweeted, “The media is muzzled and terrified. The truth seems dormant. But it flows in the blood of every single Indian army officer and soldier. They know exactly what is happening in Ladakh.”
A day later, Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri/RM) Rajnath Singh. The Congress leader tweeted on June 9, “Once RM is done commenting on the hand symbol, can he answer: Have the Chinese occupied Indian territory in Ladakh?”
On June 10, Rahul Gandhi tweeted a news article that claimed China has taken a hard line during military-level talks on Saturday. He captioned the link with, “The Chinese have walked in and taken our territory in Ladakh. Meanwhile The PM is absolutely silent and has vanished from the scene.”
While Rahul Gandhi was repeated asking questions, the BJP leaders kept mum on the issue. But Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad broke his silence and gave a withering response to him on Wednesday. He told ANI “Rahul Gandhi should know that on international matters, like China, questions should not be asked on Twitter. He is the same man who asked for evidence after Balakot airstrikes and 2016 Uri attack