Jaishankar's jibe at Rahul Gandhi on 'China 1962' issue, Congress retaliates: 'In 2020-23 we...'
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar has targeted Rahul Gandhi on the issue of land taken by China in the year 1962, on which the Congress spokesperson hit back by pointing out a fundamental difference between 1962 and 2020-23.
The Congress constantly tries to corner the central government on the issue of China. Rahul Gandhi also keeps on accusing China of occupying Indian soil. On the same issue, on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said without naming anyone that some people deliberately spread false news about the China issue by talking about some land taken by China in 1962 and gave the impression that it happened recently. Hitting back at this, Congress spokesperson Pawan Kheda tweeted that "Mr. Dr. S Jaishankar there is a fundamental difference between 1962 and 2020-23. In 1962 we fought hard but lost our territory. In 2020-23 Not only did we lose our territory, but we also gave them a clean chit."
Earlier in September 2022, Rahul Gandhi had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given "100 square kilometres of Indian territory" to China "without a fight". Along with this, the government was questioned as to how it would be recovered.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar was asked about the lack of confidence in some leaders of India's political parties while speaking about China. Responding to this Jaishankar said that "If you want to ask why they don't have faith, why they are misleading people, why they spread wrong news about China? How can I answer these questions?" Because I know they are also doing politics. Sometimes they deliberately spread lies."
Jaishankar while replying to media queries during the launch of 'Bharat Marg', a Marathi translation of his book 'The India Way' in Pune, said that sometimes they talk about some land which China took in 1962. But they won't tell you the truth. They give you the impression that it happened recently."