Rahul Gandhi should give up petty politics, stand with India, says Amit Shah

Rahul Gandhi should give up petty politics, stand with India, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his attacks on the Centre for the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers at the Galwan clash. Amit Shah has said Rahul Gandhi should “rise above petty politics”.

Sharing a video of the father of one of the soldiers who was injured in the Galwan clash, Amit Shah said on Saturday, “A brave armyman’s father speaks and he has a very clear message for Mr. Rahul Gandhi. At a time when the entire nation is united, Mr. Rahul Gandhi should also rise above petty politics and stand in solidarity with the national interest.”

In the video of the father shared by ANI, the man said, “The Indian Army is strong and can defeat China. Rahul Gandhi, don’t indulge in politics in this My son fought in the army and will continue fighting in the army.”

Earlier on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remark that neither is anyone inside India's territory nor has any of its posts been captured. Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi has "surrendered" Indian territory to Chinese aggression.

Tagging PM's remarks with his tweet, Gandhi said, "PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression."

"If the land was Chinese: 1. Why were our soldiers killed? 2. Where were they killed?" Gandhi said.

Rahul Gandhi’s remarks came after the all-party meeting with PM Modi on Friday in which the Prime Minister said that China has not captured any land on the Indian territory.

Rahul Gandhi has been questioning the government on the LAC standoff and asking how the Chinese occupied Indian territory and why Indian soldiers were sent "unarmed to martyrdom" in Ladakh.

In one of the worst military clashes in over five decades, 20 Indian Army personnel, including a colonel, were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.