Srinagar: Senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Jitendra Singh shifted blame of Ladakh stand-off on India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru saying that the people are still paying the price of 1962 Himalayan tragedy, ANI reported Friday.
Launching a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, who had questioned Modi government to confirm that no Chinese soldiers have entered India, the Union Minister said that the Congress leader was conveniently forgetting that problems with China are a “baggage left” by his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru.
Minister of State in PMO, said that mistakes had been made by Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, and the country is still paying for it, the report said.
“In the context of China they started finding fault without realising 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,” Singh said.
“Whatever happened is history. The Himalayan tragedy of 1962 and we are still paying for it,” he added.
Singh, who is Minister for Development of North Eastern Region also asked the Congress to clear its stand on the abrogation of Article 370.
“Unfortunately, of late, the criticism that comes from Congress is devoid of any evidence. Congress criticism is based on collaterals. Take any issue in the last seven-eight months beginning from constitutional changes that happened in the context of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Will they make their stand clear on abrogation of 370? Or will they make a public claim that if they come back to power which will not happen, they will restore 370? They will not do so because they know the will of people is in favour of what PM Modi is deciding,” he added.
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