'Rahul Gandhi doesn't have in-depth knowledge': Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu's swipe at Congress leader over China tweet

"PM has given 1000 Sq Kms of territory to China without a fight," said Rahul Gandhi.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 06:35 PM IST
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday took a swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a day after the latter alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given 1000 Sq Kms of territory to China without a fight.

After reports of disengagement with China at Ladakh, Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government for not restoring the status quo of April 2020 at Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

Reacting to his statements, Arunachal Pradesh CM said, Rahul Gandhi doesn't have much knowledge of the northeast, let alone Arunachal. He further said, Gandhi raises such issues of the northeast on which he doesn't have in-depth knowledge.

What Rahul Gandhi said?

In a tweet yesterday, the Congress leader said, "China has refused to accept India's demand of restoring status quo of April 2020. PM has given 1000 Sq Kms of territory to China without a fight. Can GOI explain how this territory will be retrieved?"

The process started on September 8 after months of talks and 16 rounds of corps commander meetings. As per sources the two sides have moved back after May 2020 friction. The sources said that both sides have verified their posts at LAC by the ground commanders.

According to sources both India and China moved back their frontline troops to the rear from the face-off site of PP-15 in the Gogra-Hotsprings area in eastern Ladakh and dismantled temporary infrastructure there as part of a five-day disengagement process.

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