New Delhi: Taking a dig at BJP led Government of India, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that China has a strategic vision but India does not.
India and China are currently engaged in a standoff at the Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the countries since May last year.
“I have raised a red flag for the government. The government feels that it can manage through event management. China works differently. It wants to dominate.
Your words won’t make a difference. Your job is to protect the country,” news agency ANI quoted Gandhi saying while addressing a press conference after releasing a booklet on the three farm laws at the party headquarters in Delhi.
Further slamming the GoI, the former Congress president said, “China has a clear strategic vision of shaping the world which India doesn’t have. India does this and that but doesn’t have a strategic vision. China has tested India twice — once in Doklam and then in Ladakh.”
“If India doesn’t give a clear message to them and make clear military, economic geopolitical strategy, China won’t stay quiet but will make the most out of it. The day it will happen, we’ll suffer damages,” he added.
The ANI report said that Gandhi also spoke on the ongoing farmers’ protest.
As the ninth round of talks between the GoI and farmers failed to resolve the deadlock over the three agriculture laws, Congress leader said the government wants to “tire out” the protestors by engaging them in long discussions.
“There is no deadlock. The government, in its arrogance, believes that they can tire out farmers. But farmers cannot be fooled. Indian farmers know more than the Prime Minister. There is only one solution: they have to take back the laws,” Gandhi said was quoted by the news agency as saying.
The former Congress chief extended support to farmers who are agitating against the agriculture laws for over a month now.
“Now we are seeing that the last bastion, which was protected from monopoly, is now being overrun. Three new laws have been passed. They are designed to destroy Indian agriculture, by destroying the mandi, Essential Commodities Act and by making sure that no Indian farmer can go to court to protect himself,” Gandhi was quoted as saying.