After a fresh attempt by Chinese troops to “carry out provocative military movements” near Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh on Saturday night, the Congress today attacked the government and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Lawyer and Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill said the Prime Minister is trying to divert the country’s attention from core issues. “China remains consistent and persistent in indulging in LAC misadventures altering status quo and BJP government remains hesitant in even admitting the reality. Aatmanirbhar, toys and love for Indian dogs can divert attention but should not be confused with strategy and scheme to evict China,” he tweeted, referring to PM Modi’s address to the nation on Sunday on his radio show “Mann Ki Baat”.
PM Modi, in his radio address, had talked about India’s potential as a “toy hub” and had made an appeal to the people to show some love for local breeds of dogs, while talking about role of sniffer dogs in the security operations.
The government, in a statement, today said that Chinese troops “carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo” in eastern Ladakh “but they were blocked by Indian soldiers”.