Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter on Saturday to poke fun at Rahul Gandhi’s comments about the recent India-China clash in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, on December 9.
During a public lecture on Friday at his current Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi stated that China is preparing for war while the Indian government is asleep.
“China is gearing up for war, not an assault. Look at their weaponry pattern. They are gearing up for war. It is not accepted by our government. The Indian administration is focused on occurrences rather than strategy “He stated.
Notably, this is China’s second effort in two years to disrupt the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The last time the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army clashed along the LAC was in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh.
Rijiju resorted to Twitter to warn that the Congress MP from Wayanad ‘become a great disgrace the country’. Rijiju posted photos from a ‘secured’ Tawang, claiming that Rahul Gandhi insulted the Indian Army and harmed the country’s image.
Tawang, the site of a recent border incident, is part of Kiren Rijiju’s Lok Sabha seat. “Yangtse area in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh is totally secured now due to appropriate deployment of the courageous jawans of Indian Army,” Rijiju said with the shot, before sharing further images from the area.
“This is a magnificent vista right below Yangtse. It is known as Chumi Gyatse, 108 Holy Water Falls that come from between the high mountains and are regarded Guru Padmasambhava’s blessings.” Rijiju posted photographs of what he said was the Yangste region.
Rijiju also shared a video where according to news agency ANI, ‘locals’ told the reporter what Rahul Gandhi indicated in his address was ‘false’.
Speaking in Hindi, Gandhi further said that China had taken away 2,000 square kilometres of Indian land, murdered 20 Indian soldiers, and is “beating our jawans in Arunachal Pradesh”.
Congress and other Opposition members have been requesting a discussion on the border problem and India’s foreign policy, but the administration has been cagey and the parliament chairpersons have invoked “rules and conventions” to not allow a discussion on “such a sensitive matter”.