Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has questioned the government over the stand-off with China in the Doklam area in Sikkim sector on Friday. He also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the concern. “Why is our Prime Minister silent on China?” Gandhi tweeted.
Congress vice president’s tweet came after Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came met at the BRICS leaders’ meeting at Hamburg in Germany. However, there is no bilateral talk scheduled between the two leaders.
The cause of the dispute lies in Doklam at the tri-junction of India, Bhutan and China. Beijing and Thimpu both claim Doklam, where the Chinese were stopped by the Indian Army from building a road. India’s opposition to the road in Doklam is due to the pending possession of the place.
Earlier this week, the Congress said the government had been “caught napping” on the situation on the border with China.