Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who toured Ladakh on a motorbike for per week, on August 25 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘mendacity’ about China’s incursion into Indian territory in Ladakh throughout the Opposition assembly held in New Delhi.
“Ladakh is a strategic place. I went to totally different pockets of the area on a motorbike. On the Pangong Tso lake, one factor was clear that China has taken away 1000’s of kilometers of India’s land. Each native in Ladakh is aware of about it. The unhappy half is that the PM throughout the Opposition meet stated not a single inch of land was taken. The PM was not telling us the reality,” Mr. Gandhi stated, throughout his public tackle in Kargil.
‘BJP eyeing Ladakh’s land’
Mr. Gandhi launched a scathing assault on the BJP and alleged it was eyeing the land of Ladakh. “The BJP is aware of and understands in regards to the pure sources of Ladakh, particularly the potential of photo voltaic power. If individuals of Ladakh are given illustration, they [the BJP] can’t snatch the land from you. The BJP desires to remove your land and permit Adani to arrange tasks,” Mr. Gandhi stated.
Ladakh was carved out as a Union Territory (UT) in 2019 with out an Meeting.
Mr. Gandhi prolonged the Congress’ assist to the calls for of the Leh Apex Physique and the Kargil Democratic Alliance, that are combating for the standing of the Sixth Schedule, a separate Public Service Fee, reservation of jobs for locals and two separate parliamentary constituencies for Leh and Kargil.
“We won’t enable Adani to arrange tasks in your land. The Congress extends its assist to the calls for made by the Leh Apex Physique and the Kargil Democratic Alliance, particularly to guard land, jobs, tradition and language,” Mr. Gandhi stated.
The Congress chief stated that throughout the dialog with locals, he realised that Ladakh had turn out to be an epicenter of unemployment. “This tour taught me that native illustration, political voice and native leaders are being suppressed. Ladakh turned a UT however individuals’s rights weren’t granted. Employment guarantees made by the BJP turned out to be false. The calls for of communication protection and air providers are but to be met,” Mr. Gandhi stated.
He praised the locals for displaying and residing the core ideology of Gandhiji and the Congress, which is to dwell in concord and brotherhood. “Non-locals, who work right here, from totally different components of the nation described Ladakh as their second dwelling due to the love and care proven by locals throughout tough instances,” he stated.
He additionally recalled the position the locals performed throughout a number of wars. “At any time when India wanted you, each time borders noticed warfare, individuals of Kargil stood by India. That is your historical past. I guarantee you that this nation is dwelling to individuals of various faiths, races, languages. All of them are equal to us and all ought to dwell with dignity and compassion,” Mr. Gandhi stated, whereas including Ladakh was essentially the most stunning place in India the place individuals communicate out from their hearts.
He stated his Ladakh tour was part of his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ and the bike tour had helped him to hearken to “Maan ki Baath” of locals of Ladakh.