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When will you throw out Chinese troops, Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. File

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. File   | Photo Credit: AP

BJP talks of ‘Make in India’ but buys from China, he says

A day after the Union government banned 59 Chinese apps, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that China had taken away India’s ‘sacred land’ and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the nation when he would push them out.

In a video message that was posted on his Twitter handle, Mr. Gandhi posed a direct question to Mr Modi. The whole country knows that China has taken away the sacred land of India. All of us know that the Chinese are inside Ladakh at four places. Narendra Modi ji, please tell the nation when will you push the Chinese troops out of India and how?” he said.

In a separate tweet, he took a dig at the government’s record with regard to imports from China and alleged that the BJP talked of ‘Make in India’ but buys from China.

“Facts don’t lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Buy from China,” he tweeted and posted a graph that compared volume of imports from China during the BJP-led NDA government and the Congress-led UPA regime.

The graph showed that India’s imports from China as a total percentage of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from a little over 12% in 2009 (under UPA) to over 18% in 2018 (under NDA). It, however, shows a steady decline in India’s purchases from China between 2018 and 2020,

At the party’s official briefing, Congress spokesperson Supriya Srinate termed the ban on Chinese apps a mere ‘symbolic’ gesture and asserted that the party would back the government in taking a more ‘decisive action’.A day after the Union government banned 59 Chinese apps, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that China had taken away India’s ‘sacred land’ and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the nation when he would push them out.

In a video message that was posted on his Twitter handle, Mr. Gandhi posed a direct question to Mr Modi. The whole country knows that China has taken away the sacred land of India. All of us know that the Chinese are inside Ladakh at four places. Narendra Modi ji, please tell the nation when will you push the Chinese troops out of India and how?” he said.

In a separate tweet, he took a dig at the government’s record with regard to imports from China and alleged that the BJP talked of ‘Make in India’ but buys from China.

“Facts don’t lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Buy from China,” he tweeted and posted a graph that compared volume of imports from China during the BJP-led NDA government and the Congress-led UPA regime.

The graph showed that India’s imports from China as a total percentage of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from a little over 12% in 2009 (under UPA) to over 18% in 2018 (under NDA). It, however, shows a steady decline in India’s purchases from China between 2018 and 2020,

At the party’s official briefing, Congress spokesperson Supriya Srinate termed the ban on Chinese apps a mere ‘symbolic’ gesture and asserted that the party would back the government in taking a more ‘decisive action’.

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