Sikkim Standoff: Rahul Gandhi questions PM Narendra Modi’s silence on China
July 07, 2017
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why he has not made any comments regarding the ongoing standoff between India and China in the Doklam sector. Rahul tweeted out today asking, “Why the PM is silent on China?” His remarks came in the wake of a face-off with Chinese troops in Doka La, a disputed territory between China and Bhutan.
Amid the standoff, PM Modi was seen assuring a mutual cooperation to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Germany’s Hamburg. China and India have been at loggerheads in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party on June 16 attempted to build a road. China claims Dokalam as part of its Donglang region. China had also strongly urged India to pull back its troops to avoid the situation from getting worse and warned it could lead to “some serious consequences”.