Congress president Rahul Gandhi has continued his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Europe tour. Today he attacked Modi on the issue of Chinese presence in Doklam.
In his first major talk at a global platform, the International Institute of Social Science (IISS), London, for the first time he is touching on India’s foreign policy issue at a foreign land, which is likely to have far reaching complications in political arena.
He asserted that the Doklam standoff with China was not an “isolated issue” but part of a “sequence of events” and if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was carefully watching the process, India could have stopped it. He alleged that the “truth is the Chinese are still in Doklam today”.
After spending two days in Germany, he reached London for two more days visit. He is now is scheduled to address the students of the London School of Economics tonight and then the Indian Overseas Congress a day after.
Referring to tensions between India and China reached their peak during a 73-day standoff in Doklam near Bhutan over Beijing’s construction of a road in the area, Rahul Gandhi pointed out that
“Since the disengagement of Indian and Chinese border personnel in the Doklam area on August 28, 2017, there have been no new developments at the face-off site and its vicinity. The status quo prevails in this area.”