Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday once again sharpened his attack on PM Modi over the China-India border standoff, saying that the Prime Minister is “100% focused on building his own image”.
“India’s captured institutions are all busy doing this task. One man’s image is not a substitute for a national vision,” Rahul tweeted.
Rahul also posted a video on India’s handling of the conflict with China.
The Congress leader said, “Psychologically you have to deal with the Chinese from a position of strength. If you deal with them from a position of strength, you can work with them, you can get what you need, and it can be actually done. But if they sense weakness then you had it.”
“The first thing is you’re not gonna take on China without a vision. And by that I don’t mean a national vision. I mean an international vision. Belt and road, an attempt to change the nature of the planet,” Rahul said.
“India has to have a global vision. India now has to become an idea. And it has to become a global idea. So that’s the thing that’s gonna protect India. Of course, we have this border issue and we have to resolve this border issue. But we have to change our approach and we have to change how we think. This is the point at which the road parts. If we go this way, we become a major player if we go this way, we become irrelevant,” said former Congress President.
“That is why I’m aggravated. Because I can see that a huge opportunity is being lost. Why? Because we are not thinking long term; because we are not thinking big and because we are disturbing our internal balance. We are fighting amongst each other. Just look at the politics. All-day long; all day long; Indian is fighting Indian. And it is because there is no clear-cut vision going forward,” Gandhi said.
Rahul further said, “I know that the Prime Minister is an opponent. My responsibility is to question him. My responsibility is to ask questions and to put pressure on him, so he does his work. His responsibility is to give the vision. It’s not there. I can tell you, guaranteed, it’s not there and that’s why China’s is in there today.”