China did occupy Indian territory, but...: Ladakh BJP MP replies to Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had on Tuesday asked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh whether China has occupied Indian territory in Ladakh. "Once RM is done commenting on the hand symbol, can he answer: Have the Chinese occupied Indian territory in Ladakh," Rahul Gandhi had asked on Twitter.
Following the ‘sarcastic’ query of the Congress leader aimed at the Defence Minister, Ladakh BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal took to Twitter on Wednesday to answer Rahul Gandhi on his question of a probable Chinese incursion.
Tagging Rahul Gandhi and the Congress, the BJP MP in Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, wrote, “Yes, Chinese occupied Indian Territory as under.” In a bullet list, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal added:
>> Aksai Chin (37,244 square km) in 1962 during Congress regime.
>> Tia Pangnak and Chabji Valley (250km) in Chumur area till 2008 during UPA time.
>> Zorawar Fort in Demjok was destroyed by PLA in 2008 and setup PLA's Observing Point in 2012 during UPA regime and also created Chinese/new Demjok/Colony with 13 cemented houses.
>> India lost Doom Cheley (ancient trade point) between Dungti and Demjok in 2008-2009 during UPA regime.
I hope @RahulGandhi and @INCIndia will agree with my reply based on facts and hopefully they won't try to mislead again.@BJP4India @BJP4JnK @sambitswaraj @JPNadda @blsanthosh @rajnathsingh @PTI_News pic.twitter.com/pAJx1ge2H1— Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (@MPLadakh) June 9, 2020
Jamyang Tsering Namgyal also added a photo of the map which was titled: “Overview of Demjok area. Chinese intruded land of India till 2012 during Congress regime”. Taking a jibe at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi, the BJP MP went on to add: “I hope Rahul Gandhi and Congress will agree with my reply based on facts and hopefully they won't try to mislead again.” Congress’s Rahul Gandhi has been asking the government to come clean on the border issue and whether China has taken over Indian territory in Ladakh region. On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi alleged again that China has taken away India's territory in Ladakh and questioned the prime minister's silence on the issue, saying he has vanished.