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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led from the front in the India-China border stand-off and his surprise visit to Leh last week has sent a “strong strategic, political and civilisational message”, which stands in stark contrast to the leadership style of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, according to RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’.

In an editorial published Monday, the RSS mouthpiece has compared Modi’s and Xi’s leadership style with regard to the border dispute in Eastern Ladakh and the Covid pandemic.

On Modi, the editorial stated: “Leading from the front Prime Minister Modi responded to the occasion… When he mentioned about the borders and the composition of Bharatiya armed forces, the message of unity and integrity of the country is reiterated.”

Contrasting Modi’s leadership traits with Xi, the editorial said the latter is “ambitious and powerful but insecure”.

“His failure to control the pandemic exposed his administrative acumen and whoever questioned the same had to face the heavy hand of the police machinery, the extension of the Communist Party of China (CPC). In the Galwan Valley clash, at least forty-three Chinese soldiers got killed, and many more were injured. Xi did not even recognise their sacrifice,” stated the editorial titled ‘The Leadership in Contrast: Modi Vs Xi’.

Also read: Learn from Nehru’s mistakes, beware of Chinese expansionism: What RSS’ China policy says

Further contrasts

The RSS mouthpiece said Modi and Xi are committed to their respective political parties, which represent “contrasting world views”.

“Modi represents the people of Bharat, while Xi is the leader of the party with the fascist ideology of communism. Modi and his party stand for civilisational values of Bharat and Xi’s CPC always believed in discarding everything that is ‘old’,” it said.

“The spiritual edifice provides different strength to the leader like Modi, and inherent materialist orientation becomes the most significant weakness for leaders like Xi,” the editorial added.

Modi clearly “outlined the paradigm for engaging with the world — we want peace but not at the cost of sovereignty”, but for Xi, “military adventurism or financial muscle-flexing is the only means of communication”.

On the handling of the Covid pandemic too, the editorial said the two leaders were different.

While Modi “showed a similar conviction towards participatory governance and sensitivity to the citizens stranded abroad, Xi and his politburo members are “reportedly missing” from the capital, Beijing, which is “facing the second wave” of the pandemic, the editorial said.

“Many provinces in China are under floods, but people there are not getting any help or consolation. ‘Even Chinese people do not matter’ — is the all-over message you get from Xi Jinping,” it added.

Quoting from Chanakya’s Arthashastra, the editorial said: “Government, Military and the People as the three pillars for success in war. Modi has all three. Xi Jinping has Government run by a party; he can perhaps manage the military also with the party clout, but people? Only the CPC and Xi Jinping know as the people of China are not allowed to express their opinion in the name of People’s Democracy.”

Editorial on China third time in a month 

This is the third time in a month the RSS mouthpiece has torn into China.

In an editorial published on 22 June, it described the country as an “expansionist monster” in light of its recent machinations in Ladakh and other incursions around Asia. 

“Through the authentic information, the inhuman and treacherous character of the communist regime should be exposed to the world as happened against the Fascist and Nazi regimes during the World War II,” it had said in the editorial, titled Defeating the Deceptive Red Dragon.

In another editorial published on 3 June, the ‘Organiser’ recalled the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, which killed at least 10,000 people in Beijing.

It said even after “global backlash”, China is “shamelessly defending the irresponsible behaviour of hiding or perhaps spreading the Covid-19 pandemic by blaming others”.

Also read: RSS affiliate wants Modi govt to cancel Chinese firm’s bid for Delhi-Meerut RRTS project


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  1. Where was Modi when millions of migrant workers were forced to walk on foot ,hungry , many died on the way. Where was Modi, when innocent Muslims were hunted in Delhi and were killed. Modi is not a leader of Bharat, but only rightest Hindus .

  2. Why is that Duffer Donkey Gandhi now suddenly silent?
    Waiting for instructions from his Chinese paymasters?

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