‘Why is he silent?’ Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM over deaths of soldiers in Ladakh

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not speaking about the 20 Indian soldiers killed in a violent face-off with Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh’s Galwan valley on Monday and said that the country needed to know what happened.

“Why is the PM [prime minister] silent?” Gandhi wrote on Twitter. “Why is he hiding? Enough is enough. We need to know what has happened. How dare China kill our soldiers? How dare they take our land?”

On Tuesday, Gandhi’s party colleague Anand Sharma had asked the prime minister to firmly and appropriately respond to the most violent incident between India and China in more than 40 years. “Shocked to learn that 20 of our brave soldiers have been killed in Galwan valley of the western sector,” he had tweeted. “As we salute their martyrdom, the PM [prime minister] must take the nation into confidence. The gravity of the situation calls for a firm and appropriate response.”

According to NDTV, Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar,…

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