National Assembly Leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with locals during his visit to Maan village in Ladakh on August 20, 2023. | Image credit: PTI
National Assembly leader Rahul Gandhi, who was visiting Ladakh, said on August 20 that local people had raised the issue of China taking land to graze cattle with him, and expressed their displeasure at the current situation. of the area.
“There is a concern here that the country has been taken away by China. People are severely affected because their grazing land has been taken away. People are saying that the Chinese army has infiltrated and taken away their grazing ground and they can’t go there,” he said. Gandhi said.
“But Prime Minister [Prime Minister Narendra Modi] saying that not an inch of land was taken away, but this is not true, you can ask anyone here,” he added.
Member of Parliament Mr. Gandhi on August 20 visited the banks of the Pangong Tso River in Ladakh and paid tribute to his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday.
He said locals in Ladakh, which was split off as a Union Territory from J&K in 2019, “have had too many complaints”.
“Surname [people of Ladakh] are not satisfied with the status that has been given to them, they want representation and have unemployment problems,” he said. Gandhi said.
He said people suggested that Ladakh should not be run by the bureaucracy but should be run by the voice of the people.
Grandfather. Gandhi will visit Kargil on August 25 and will give a public address on August 26. His visit comes at a time when Kargil is getting ready for the vote of the Ladakh Autonomous Hills Development Council. -Kargil on September 10.