Rahul assaults Modi over Sino-India standoff; says Chinese know PM is ‘scared’

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Sino-India border standoff, charging him with being ‘scared’ of the jap neighbour and took a swipe at him for being solely ‘useful to two people.’ Launching his three-day Tamil Nadu tour forward of the April 6 meeting elections, he attacked Modi, BJP and the RSS on plenty of points, together with the autumn of Congress-led governments in Madhya Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, alleging that they have been ‘bought’ by the saffron get together.

Interacting with advocates right here, the Wayanad Lok Sabha MP reiterated his ‘hum do hamare do’ jibe on the ruling dispensation on the Centre.

Gandhi mentioned that earlier than the stand-off at jap Ladakh, the place the disengagement course of has been accomplished with the withdrawal of troops, weapons and different army {hardware} from the North and South banks of Pangong lake areas, the Chinese ‘tested the idea in Dokhlam (in 2017).’ ‘Essentially the Chinese occupied sure strategic areas in our nation. They first examined the concept in Dokhlam.

They examined the concept to see how would India react and so they observed India didn’t react. And then they carried out the concept once more in Ladakh and likewise I consider in Arunachal Pradesh,’ he mentioned.

Speaking intimately over the border standoff, Gandhi mentioned Modi’s first response to the Chinese incursions was ‘that nobody has come into India.’ ‘That indicated to the Chinese that the Prime Minister of India is petrified of them.. they understood it.

And since then the Chinese have negotiated on that precept,’ he mentioned.

‘They know that the Prime Minister of India can’t stand as much as them. Mark my phrases, our land in Depsang, which is an important land, just isn’t going to return again to underneath this authorities.

The Prime Minister is not going to get that land again. He will faux every part is sorted out, however India goes to lose that territory,’ he charged.

Giving such a message to the Chinese was ‘very dangerous to the future because the Chinese are not going to stop with Ladakh,’ he alleged.

He mentioned the federal government underneath the Congress ‘always dealt with the Chinese without any hesitation.’ ‘The Chinese understood very well that India cannot be pushed around. Even in 2013 when the Chinese entered into India, we took action that forced them, forced them to compromise…we went and occupied other spaces,’ he mentioned.

‘They have now understood the Prime Minister doesn’t have the braveness…the Chinese know the Prime Minister goes to compromise,’ he added.

To a query, he mentioned Prime Minister Modi was helpful to ‘two people.’ ‘The Prime Minister–the question is not whether he is useful or useless– the question is to who is he useful to–I am useful to farmers of this country, poor people, woman and youngsters.’ ‘Narendra Modi is helpful to 2 folks. He is extraordinarily helpful as a result of these two persons are utilizing the Prime Minister of India to extend their wealth dramatically.

When the time comes they are going to throw him like that…. he’s ineffective to the poor folks. He could be very helpful to hum do hamare do,’ Gandhi lashed out.

On the autumn of party-led governments earlier in Madhya Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to Puducherry not too long ago, he mentioned that Congress has to win by a two-thirds majority to remain sturdy.

‘If the Congress wins by 10-15 seats (margin) it is not a win, it is a loss, because BJP just buys people. That is what we are facing,’ he mentioned.

‘If we look at Madhya Pradesh, attempt in Rajasthan, Goa, attempt going on in Jharkhand, Puducherry, Arunachal–these are all Congress governments. People gave us the mandate. The concentration of capital took the mandate away from us.’ He mentioned he was conscious of the quantity of the ‘massive money thrown’ at MLAs in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

To a query, he mentioned he was fortunate to have the nice sense in his complete political profession to be an sincere individual.

‘They can’t contact me, no ED, no CBI, nothing goes to have an effect on me. That is why BJP 24/7 assaults me and is aware of this man just isn’t corrupt and it has no leverage on me,’ he mentioned.

Every establishment, together with the judiciary, was both underneath assault or was ‘penetrated’ by the BJP and RSS within the final six years, he mentioned and batted for a minimal cooling interval for judges to get post-retirement appointments.

‘We have seen examples where judges have taken decisions that the government wants and then they are given plum posts,’ he charged.

Democracy was ‘dead’ within the nation, he mentioned and blamed the RSS. Misuse of sedition legal guidelines, threatening and killing of individuals have been the signs of the issue, he added.

There was additionally a ‘full scale assault’ on secularism.

Such points might be addressed solely with ‘mass action’ involving folks. It was taking place outdoors Delhi, he mentioned, referring to the farmers’ agitation towards the brand new Central farm legal guidelines.

He reiterated his opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act and the farm legal guidelines. The agriculture system must be reformed, however not by destroying it, he added.

He additionally highlighted the necessity for Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be open to scrutiny and ‘random’ checks.

Later, interacting with salt pan staff, he recalled his get together’s poll-time promise of offering Rs 72,000 underneath the Nyay scheme and warranted to implement it if voted to energy.

He mentioned it was unusual that individuals who eat salt hardly realise how it’s made or the difficulties of salt pan staff.

‘People don’t even realise there’s salt within the vaccine pictures they get as you’ve gotten talked about…’ he added.

The Congress chief additionally visited a salt pan.