Mumbai: In a fresh attack on PM Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister’s “fake strongman image” has become India’s biggest weakness.
“PM fabricated a fake strongman image to come to power. It was his biggest strength. It is now India’s biggest weakness,” the Congress leader tweeted along with the video.
PM fabricated a fake strongman image to come to power. It was his biggest strength.
It is now India’s biggest weakness. pic.twitter.com/ifAplkFpVv
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 20, 2020
Gandhi alleged in the video, which is part of his series on current affairs and history, that the Chinese army was occupying Indian territory in Ladakh.
Talking about China’s strategic and game plan, he claimed that the Chinese are trying to shape the world today.
“It’s not just a border issue. My concern is that the Chinese are sitting in our region today. The Chinese do nothing without thinking about it strategically. In their mind, they have mapped the world and they are trying to shape the world. This is what they are doing. This is Gwadar, this is the belt and road. It is a reorganization of the planet. So when you are thinking about sugar, you have to understand that that is the level at which they are thinking, ”he said.
The Congress leader claimed that the Chinese are using PM Modi’s stronghold, a “‘chhappan-inch’ chati” image to attack him and his reputation.
“And they are thinking of pressurizing in a very special way. And what they are doing is that they are attacking his image. They understand that Mr. Narendra Modi to be an effective politician; In order for Narendra Modi to survive as a politician, he has to defend the idea of ‘chhappan-inch’.
“And this is the real idea the Chinese are attacking. They are basically telling Mr. Narendra Modi that if you do not do what we say, we will destroy the idea of Mr. Narendra Modi as a strong leader,” Gandhi said.
Gandhi claimed that the Chinese were trying to position themselves in various areas of Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control, including the Galvan Valley, Demchok, and Pangong Lakes.
“They are upset with our highway, They want to make our highway redundant and if they are thinking extensively, they want to do something with Pakistan in Kashmir. So, it is not just a boundary issue. It is a border issue designed to pressure the Prime Minister of India.”