The barb was obviously a counter to Modi’s charge against then UPA government that it was serving “biryani” to Pakistan Prime Minister when ceasefire violations were taking place at the border.
“Our jawans are injured in the firing by China and our Prime Minister is serving dhokla to the Chinese President. Is this what is called a 56 inches chest?,” Youth Congress chief Rajiv Satav said on Tweeter.
In another tweet, he said, “On one side, China (is) adamant on building roads in our borders; on other, they (are) threatening Indo-Vietnam pact. Why 56 inch reduced to 56 mm?”
He also alleged, “No North Eastern (was) allowed to serve #China Prez in Guj. & now they aren’t visible on streets of Delhi! Evicted forcefully.”
AICC General Secretary and party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed accused BJP of “change of attitude” towards the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
“Nation is watching with dismay the gimmick in change of attitude of BJP on Pak’s ceasefire violations and Chinese
incursions, after 16th, May,” Ahmed tweeted.
In the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, Modi had accused the UPA government of playing “biryani politics” by being lenient to Pakistan.
The Chinese President, who is on a three-day visit to India, had on Wednesday visited Ahmedabad where Modi had unrolled a grand welcome for him on his home turf breaking from protocol to set the stage for Thursday summit talks.
The Chinese Army has made a fresh incursion in Chumar area in Jammu and Kashmir and refused to return. Heightening tension, the Chinese Army pushed in more troops into Chumar village in the wee hours on Thursday , ahead of the Summit meeting between Xi and Modi.