1. Rahul Gandhi, China envoy meeting: Congress VP takes a jibe at PM Narendra Modi, says I am not the guy sitting on swing

Rahul Gandhi, China envoy meeting: Congress VP takes a jibe at PM Narendra Modi, says I am not the guy sitting on swing

Rahul Gandhi, China envoy meeting: Big row erupts over whether Rahul Gandhi actually met the Chinese envoy.

By: | Published: July 10, 2017 6:38 PM
Rahul launched yet another scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi over the ongoing Sikkim standoff. (Photo: ANI/Office of RG Twitter)

Rahul Gandhi, China envoy meeting: After a big row erupted over whether Rahul Gandhi actually met the Chinese envoy, the Congress vice-president on Monday evening himself confirmed that he did. He confirmed the meet by posting a series of tweets. And in the process, he launched yet another scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi over the ongoing Sikkim standoff. Taking to Twitter, Rahul wrote, “It is my job to be informed on critical issues. I met the Chinese Ambassador, Ex-NSA, Congress leaders from NE & the Bhutanese Ambassador (sic).” Attacking the PM Modi led government, he said, “If Govt is so concerned abt me meeting an Amb,they shld explain why 3Ministers are availing Chinese hospitality while the border issue is on (sic).” “And for the record I am not the guy sitting on the swing while a thousand Chinese troops had physically entered India,” Rahul added in another tweet with pic of PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Earlier, in the day, a major controversy had erupted as there were reports that Rahul Gandhi had met Chinese envoy. However, Congress earlier denied the meeting but later confirmed the two had actually met.

Tweets by Rahul Gandhi:-

Congress clarified that Gandhi met ambassadors of China and Bhutan. The party did not specify when or where the meetings were held. Downplaying the meetings, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala called them a courtesy call and said envoys of neighbouring countries met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the vice-president from time to time, PTI reported.

The entire controversy broke out at a time when China and India are engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.

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    Sandy
    Jul 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm
    Sickening to see this fellow sucking up to the Chinese. What an opportunist. How low can he go? Rather than standing united in this moment of crisis this chap goes to the enemy abd comes out denouncing thr nation's PM! Shameful! The entire mess wss created by his great g pa Nehru does he realize that!!!
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      Vinitsharma
      Jul 10, 2017 at 10:07 pm
      Present neighbour relationship is a delicate issue. 3 ministers may be enjoying Chinese hospitality for some reasons. By this time, nation has understood the no-nonsense leadership of Modi. Why no information is shared is a different question. To retaliate, choosing such tense and delicate moment to meet envoy is utter nonsense. Ex-NSA has also questioned Chinese action. As per media, Pappu met this Ex-NSA also. Definitely ex-NSA would not hv advised Pappu to meet the envoy. Nation has already understood the Foolishness of Pappu. Now through envoy, China will hv this confirmation and wise people always belive that a wise enemy is always preferred to a fool enemy. What kind of intellect Pappu has got to intervene in such issues at this juncture. Only ego problem. Why Modi has not talked to me on this issue. Now for the sake of opposition, like a NORMAL fool, Pappu will stretch the matter and will make difficult for the Nation and not for Modi. How to get rid of Pappu(s).
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        Brajendra Jha
        Jul 10, 2017 at 8:14 pm
        Opposition leaders are also responsible to maintain good relationship with neighboring country. It's a healthy trend.
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