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Rahul admits meeting Chinese envoy, attacks Modi government

Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi met Chinese, Bhutanese envoys amid Sikkim standoff, confirms Congress
Saul Franklin | 11 July, 2017, 00:53

Earlier on Monday, the Chinese Embassy in Delhi first posted and later removed a statement on its website saying that the two met after the Congress denied it as "fake news". Former party MP Ramya, who heads the party's social media cell, joined in with this tweet: "Even if Congress V-P had met the Chinese Ambassador, I don't see it as an issue".

"Envoys met Rahul Gandhi ji, not only Chinese envoy but also Bhutanese envoy and ex NSA Shiv Shankar Menon", said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.

The Congress leader also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Germany.

His admission comes after the party initially denied such a meeting had taken place between the two only to change that stance sometime later.

Rahul Gandhi had earlier questioned the bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg held on July 7-8.

Surjewala termed it a "courtesy call" and said envoys of G5, as well as neighbouring countries, keep meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the vice-president from time to time.

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The flip-flop from both the Chinese embassy and the Congress created much confusion at a time when China and India are at a standoff in Sikkim.

"And for the record I am not the guy sitting on the swing while a thousand Chinese troops had physically entered India", Gandhi said.

Surjewala, in a series of tweets, had said some news channels were running "fake news" on Rahul's alleged meeting with the Chinese Ambassador.

"May I ask why is an India Foundation delegation being sent to China? Rahul Gandhi as other opposition leaders are fully aware of our national interests and are concerned about the grave situation on the Indo-Chinese border as also the situation arising in Bhutan and Sikkim", he added.

The stand-off between the Indian and Chinese troops was triggered by an attempt to construct a road by China's People's Liberation Army.

Doka La is part of Bhutan, which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.

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