HIS MASTERS VOICE of the Congress, shriman Abhishek Manu Singhvi had in his earlier burst of barking had accused the Centre and called Modi govt of having “a reluctant Defence Minister” to a “part-time Defence Minister”. He was referring to Manohar Parrikar’s move to Goa as CM and Arun Jaitley getting Defence as an additional portfolio. This Manu chap just forgot that Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had all done this very type of thing as PM.
Mannu Bhai in a press conference in the capital also accused the Modi government of “caught napping” as the reports of incursion by Chinese army started surfacing in bits and pieces. Without waiting for more information and doing deep investigation of the matter, the loud mouth further added that “Unfortunately, it appears the government has been caught napping and has not been able to implement significant accords of recent origin.
Finally when all the details became available then not only the Indian people but also the rest of the world became aware that how the PLA men and their road construction party had been unceremoniously evicted from the incursion they had carried out into Bhutan. As a result Chinese are totally red faced and smarting. To save face they are trying to threaten India with war and reminding India of 1962. In the bargain they are forgetting the thrashing they received in this very sector in 1967.
This snafu by Congress gave a chance to BJP to hit out at Congress for its remark on India-China border standoff. Speaking to media, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar condemned Congress for targeting Centre and insulting the Indian Army. “Today in their press conference Congress raised questions about what is happening on the Indo-China border. Earlier they had asked the Army to prove the authenticity of the surgical strikes,” he said.
Adding further, the minister said that asking for proof for the surgical strike was insulting the very brave soldiers who had participated in the cross border strike. Earlier a Congress joker had also called names to the Army Chief, thus insulting not only the Army Chief but also insulting the entire Indian Army.
Taking a dig at the Congress, Javadekar said that the comments from them are acts of “desperation” as the party that ruled India for over 50 years has “stooped so low that they are making politics out of foreign policy and defence policy. The Indian Army deployed on India-China border is working despite harsh conditions and the Congress is insulting them. Comments from Congress are condemnable and everybody will condemn this kind of insult to the Army” he added.