Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | Video screengrab | Twitter
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | Video screengrab | Twitter
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New Delhi: China’s current aggression against India is a result of the disruption India has faced in the last six years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi — be it the economy, its neighbours or foreign relations, Rahul Gandhi said Friday.

In a video released on Twitter, the former Congress president said, “What is it about this moment in time that has allowed the Chinese to have the confidence they can move against a country like India?

“A country is protected by its foreign relationships, it is protected by its neighbourhood, it is protected by its economy …. And what has happened over the last six years is that in all those areas India has been disturbed and disrupted.”

The 03:38-minute video is the first ‘episode’ in a new series on current affairs and history that Gandhi had announced he would launch earlier this week.

On Monday, Gandhi had tweeted that he will be releasing videos to counter the “hate-filled narrative” spread by news media. He had also said the first video would out by Tuesday, though the episode was eventually released Friday.

Also read: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, asks what happened that China took India’s land

‘India’s strengths have become weaknesses’ 

Gandhi said the country is failing on multiple counts, and that explains why the Chinese have chosen to attack now.

“Today you have a country which is economically in trouble, in trouble as far as foreign policy is concerned, in trouble with its neighbours, and that’s why the Chinese have decided that this is possibly the best time to act and that is why they have acted,” Gandhi said.

The Congress leader also said India has disrupted its relationship with its neighbourhood, which would earlier work along with the country.

“Our neighbourhood, other than Pakistan was working with India and saw itself as being partnered with India. Today Nepal is angry with us. Sri Lankans have given a port to the Chinese. So we have disrupted our foreign partners … we’ve disrupted our neighbourhood.”

He also said the country is witnessing the “worst economic growth in 50 years”.

“Unemployment is (at its) highest in 40-50 years. So our strengths have suddenly become our weaknesses,” Gandhi said.

Also read: Rahul Gandhi has skipped all 11 meetings of standing committee on defence since September


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  1. Mr Rahul has given a statement like a novice he has to spell out the statergic I reasoning. My security guard also made a statement like this the other day. What’s the difference between the two is one is a statesman while the other is illiterate .
    One advantage Mr Rahul has is he is not in the driving seat, he has to analyze the decision taken by the Govt. threadbare which is quite easy considering the resources he has access to. Secondly he is the only other alternative we have.
    A professional stastmen , with all round knowledge, is what is expected of him.

  2. Huge earthquake, huge tsunami, now huge price, the only thing huge about this bundle of blunder is his utter disconnect in all subjects, including the people of this country

  3. Mr. Rahul, your party cannot even manage a state properly. Power politics is not new and your party started it.Now you cannot handle the tug of war associated with that!! How on earth we should trust you and give the country back to you? We gave you 60 years and that is long time. Your blunders where unparallell and India still has people in poverty line. If you are judging Mr. Modi for his 6 year work, i beg to say we are judging you buy 60 years of scams, corruption and blunders of your rule. If you had managed your tenures properly, you would have made Bharat a place eveyone else in the world would aspire to come and live.The poverty issue would have been done and dusted atleast 30 years back!. I dont mean to say that you have not done anything for the country but what Mr. Modi did in 6 years can be compared with what you probably have done in 15 years. So we like to give him or his party another term irrespective of what blabbermouth’s like you keep cribbing.

  4. Good to see that finally Shri Rahul Gandhi is getting on to a job that he likes – TV anchor. Job insecurity for poor man’s version of Rahul – Barkha Dutt, Prasun Bajpai etc


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