BJP cancels virtual rallies to ‘honour the supreme sacrifice’ of soldiers
New Delhi, June 18
The BJP on Thursday cancelled all its virtual rallies to honour the “supreme sacrifice” made by 20 Indian soldiers at the LAC and slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for making “irresponsible” statements showing “lack of faith” in the Indian Army.
“Whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a commitment to the nation, he has always kept it,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said responding to Gandhi’s comments.
“Their sacrifice will not be in vain,” Prime Minister Modi had said in his first comments on the Ladakh clash, warning that India “is capable of giving a fitting reply if provoked”.
India also conveyed to China that the deadly clash on Monday night will have “a serious impact” on relations between the two countries.
“The rant by Rahul Gandhi shows he has no faith in the Indian Army, the Indian Prime Minister and the Indian Defence Minister. You (Rahul Gandhi) need to de-escalate your misinformation because India will not forgive you,” Patra said. Patra further alleged that there was “an agreement” between India’s main opposition, the Congress party, and the Communist Party of China (CPC), the ruling party in China, to consult on important issues.
India will fight and win against all “three Cs”, Corona, a stand-off with China, and Congress and its misinformation, Patra said.
Meanwhile, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said the party had cancelled all its political programmes including virtual rallies for next two days to honour the “supreme sacrifice” of the 20 soldiers who laid down their lives for India in a violent face-off with the Chinese army in Ladakh.
“The supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers while guarding our motherland in Galwan valley will always be remembered. The nation is indebted to them. I pay homage to the martyrs. BJP has decided to postpone all its political programmes including virtual rallies for next two days,” Nadda tweeted.
The BJP has been under attack for carrying out its political programme despite the Covid-19 crisis and tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
At a time when Opposition parties, especially the Congress party, have been castigating the Modi government over the ongoing standoff and subsequent Chinese aggression along the LAC.