Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to inform the nation the date on which he plans to “throw the Chinese out of Indian territory”.
Modi is scheduled to speak nationwide at 6:00 pm, and he is expected to speak on important issues related to the nation. Gandhi’s mocking of the Indian Prime Minister refers to India’s claim that China has entered the territory of the Himalayas and has not withdrawn yet.
In your 6pm address, please tell the nation the date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory. Thank you,” he tweeted.
In June, a violent clash between Indian and Chinese forces resulted in the killing of at least 20 Indian soldiers. According to Indian media citing reports from the Indian army, the two armies faced off in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh.
The Indian government denied Congress’s claim that the Chinese had occupied Indian territory in eastern Ladakh and called it a “prank”.
Since the global coronavirus pandemic hit the country, this will be Modi’s seventh speech to the country, causing thousands of deaths and millions of people falling into deeper poverty.
India has warned that the country may see a surge in coronavirus cases. Experts warn that if people put down their vigilance, the country’s upcoming holiday season may lead to a surge in infections.