‘PM Modi Silent on Farmers, BJP Workers killings; Violent Upon Criticism’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, saying he stays mum on the “killings of farmers and BJP workers”, and increasing fuel prices, but gets “violent” when criticized or his “friends” are questioned.

Targetting the Centre over Army Chief General M.M. Naravane’s “China was here to stay” remark in the context of the standoff in eastern Ladakh, Gandhi tweeted, “‘China here to stay.’ Where? On our land.” He tagged a news report on General Naravane’s statement on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) build-up.

In another tweet, the Congress leader stormed at PM Modi over his silence on inflation of fuel prices and the recent “killings” of farmers in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri district.

“PM silent – rising inflation, fuel prices, unemployment, murder of farmers and BJP workers. PM violent – lack of camera and photo-op, true criticism and questions on friends,” he tweeted in Hindi.

Rahul Gandhi and his party have been continuous hitting out at Narendra Modi on issues of China, inflation and his silence on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident that left eight dead. The dead included four farmers, a journalist and three BJP workers.

On Saturday, General Naravane speaking at the India Today conclave had said that the occurrence of large-scale build-up was a matter of concern. And to sustain that build-up, there has been an equal amount of infrastructure development on the Chinese counterpart.

“So, it means that they (PLA) are there to stay. We are keeping a close watch on all these developments, but if they are there to stay, we are there to stay too,” he added.

(Inputs from PTI)

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