“Chinese occupied Indian territory” : Ladakh BJP MP rebuts Rahul Gandhi

BJP MPs Jamayang Shering Namgyal and Rahul Gandhi

Leh (Ladakh) – Rahul Gandhi’s questions on Chinese aggression in Ladakh, in tweets directed at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, have drawn a response from the ruling BJP’s MP in Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.

On 9th June, Rahul Gandhi had, in a sarcastic tweet aimed at Rajnath Singh, questioned: “Have the Chinese occupied Indian territory in Ladakh ?”

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal took it upon himself to rebut the Congress leader in a post this morning and wrote: “I hope Rahul Gandhi and Congress will agree with my reply based on facts and hopefully they won’t try to mislead again”. In his reply to Mr Gandhi’s question on whether the Chinese had occupied Indian territory in Ladakh, Mr Namgyal said: “Yes, Chinese occupied Indian Territory as under”.

He went on to list areas that he claimed were occupied on Congress watch:

  • Aksai Chin (37,244 square km) in 1962 during Congress regime.
  • Tia Pangnak and Chabji Valley (250m length) in Chumur area till 2008 during UPA time.
  • Zorawar Fort in Demjok was destroyed by PLA in 2008 and setup PLA’s Observing Point in 2012 during UPA regime and also created Chinese/new Demjok/Colony with 13 cemented houses.
  • India lost Doom Cheley (ancient trade point) between Dungti and Demjok in 2008-2009 during the UPA regime.

Mr Namgyal also attached a map that he captioned as an “Overview of Demjok area. Chinese intruded land of India till 2012 during Congress regime”.