Mumbai, April 20 -- Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Nana Patole on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that he is afraid of China, the northern neighbour of India.

Drawing attention to Modi's speech today at a campaign rally in Parbhani, he said that Modi claimed to have conducted surgical strikes by entering homes of terrorists.

"If what he says is true, then Modi should have taken a similar action against China, which encroached into India's border, seized our territory and killed our 20 soldiers but despite that, why he has not reacted till date against the northern neighbour," he asked.

Accusing Modi and BJP of misleading the countrymen by raising issue of partition of the country, th...