Rahul Gandhi Posts Video Of Ladakhis Claiming China Took Our Land; Several People Later Identified As Congress Workers

Rahul Gandhi Posts Video Of Ladakhis Claiming China Took Our Land; Several People Later Identified As Congress WorkersCongress leader Rahul Gandhi (Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh earlier this morning and visited a forward location where he interacted with ITBP and Indian Army officials.

Hours after the visit, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi posted a video on Twitter claiming that it contains testimonials from people from Ladakh saying that China has occupied Indian territory.

Gandhi tweeted, “Ladakhis say: China took our land. PM says: Nobody took our land. Obviously, someone is lying.”

It should be noted that the Indian government has been stating that Indian soldiers had pushed back Chinese soldiers from their unauthorised positions along the LAC and at present there is no Chinese incursion inside the LAC.

Posting the video, Gandhi jibed at the PM stating that someone must be lying about the position on the border.

However, a scrutiny of the people featured in the video shows that several people who said that China has occupied Indian land in Ladakh are in fact, Congress workers and leaders, and some of them don’t even belong to the Union Territory of Ladakh.

According to the video, the seventh person to appear in Rahul Gandhi’s video is name Namgyal Durbuk. He was earlier interviewed by Barkha dutt, in which he was stated to be an ex Congress councillor.

The fifth person to appear in the video, Sachin Mirupa, is not only the General Secretary of NSUI, the student wing of Congress party, but he is also from Himachal Pradesh, not Ladakh. The person identified as Tundup Nubu is General Secretary of District Youth Congress in Leh.

Similarly, Dorjay Gyaltson who appears in the video is the Working President of Leh District Youth Congress.