Rajnath Singh Warns China, Takes A Dig At Rahul Gandhi On Farmer Protests

In an exclusive interview, the union defence minister said that India and China’s border standoff remains status quo, which means that troops cannot be reduced during the winters

Raghav N

December 30, 2020

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Union Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh spoke to a news agency exclusively about the India-China issue on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the ongoing farmer protests. Talking about the several rounds of military and diplomatic talks between India and China on the Eastern Ladakh transgression by the latter, Singh said that no meaningful solution has been reached yet.

He dismissed the reduction in the deployment of troops in the high-altitude areas if the border situation remains status quo. The senior leader warned the Xi Jinping government that India is watching all the movements of the People’s Liberation Army of China. Until now, eight high-level meetings have been wrapped up between top officials of both the nations with no concrete decision taken on the issue.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician also spoke about the ongoing farmer protests, saying that the Modi government is pained by the widespread agitation. Calling agriculturists the backbone of the country, he disagreed to them being labelled as Khalistanis and Naxalites.

He hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for opposing the centre-imposed reforms in a misinformed manner. The right-wing leader reasoned that he is himself from a farming background and knows much more about the occupation and the welfare of the community compared to Gandhi. He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born to a poor mother so the current administration would never bring any laws to life that negatively affected the annadatas (those who produce food).

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