NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader
on Saturday asked BJP national president JP Nadda to "stop living in the past" and instead answer questions about the current intrusions made by the Chinese Army in Eastern Ladakh.
While BJP continues to criticize Congress for dynasty politics, Emergency and also claimed that organisations setup by Congress leaders exploited public funds during the UPA era; the Congress party continues to corner the Centre on India-China faceoff at Galwan Valley.
In series of tweets on Saturday, the former finance minister during the UPA rule, Chidambaram asked Nadda what do the grants made by the
Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
(RGF) 15 years ago have to do the territorial intrusions being made by China in 2020.
What has the grant to RGF 15 years ago got to do with China’s intrusion into Indian territory in 2020 under the wat… https://t.co/MVGH0rM664— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1593228396000
The Congress leader said that even if RGF were to return Rs 20 lakh grant it received from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), will it bring back the territory India lost to China.
Chidambaram said that the BJP leader needs to "come to terms with reality, don’t live in the past that is distorted by your half-truths."
Mr Nadda, come to terms with reality, don’t live in the past that is distorted by your half-truths. Please answer o… https://t.co/IAbT2o0Egk— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1593228397000
On Friday, Nadda had claimed that during the UPA rule, PMNRF funds were transferred to RGF , an organisation headed by the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, alleging that the Congress party leaders used the public money to for "self-interest".
Countering the claims, Chidambaram on Saturday said that BJP was hiding the fact that "Rs 20 lakhs received by RGF from PM National Relief Fund in 2005 was for tsunami relief work in Andaman & Nicobar."