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New Delhi: The Chinese aggression is aimed at destroying the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a strong leader, said Rahul Gandhi Monday, hitting out at the central government’s strategy in dealing with the border standoff in Ladakh.

“They (Chinese) understand that in order for Narendra Modi to be an effective politician, in order for him to survive as a politician, he has to protect the idea of chhappan (56) inch, and this is the real idea the Chinese are attacking,” he said.

“They are basically telling Narendra Modi that if you do not do what we say, we will destroy the idea of Narendra Modi as a strong leader,” he said in a video shared on Twitter.


The 2.39-minute video was Gandhi’s ‘second episode’, which is part of a new video series he has launched last week on current affairs and history.

Last Monday, Gandhi had tweeted that he will be releasing videos to counter the “hate-filled narrative” spread by the news media. Last Friday, he released the first episode — also on the India-China standoff.

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‘Modi succumbing to Chinese strategy’

Gandhi said the Chinese game plan isn’t to merely rake up a border issue, but their idea is to ‘restructure the planet’.

“Chinese don’t do anything without thinking about it strategically. In their mind, they have mapped out the world and they are trying to shape the world. That’s the scale of what they are doing… It is a restructuring of the planet,” Gandhi said.

The former Congress president said that “whether it is Galwan, whether it’s Demchok or whether it is Pangong Lake” — the Chinese intend to tactically improve their position.

Gandhi further alleged that the Chinese issue is ‘designed to put pressure on the Prime Minister of India’.

“Now the question is, how will PM Modi react…Will he take on the challenge and say ‘Absolutely not. I am the Prime Minister of India. I do not care about my image.  I’m going to take you on.’ Or will he succumb to them? The worry I have so far is that the Prime Minister has succumbed,”  Gandhi said.

He further said that PM Modi is concerned about protecting his image, and not fighting the Chinese.

“The worry I have is, the Chinese are sitting in our territory today and the Prime Minister has said publicly, they are not, which to me tells me that he is worried about his image,” Gandhi said.

At an all-party meeting last month, PM Modi had said that the Chinese didn’t enter the Indian territory.

After the statement became controversial, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) issued a clarification, calling it a “mischievous interpretation”. 

“Prime Minister’s observations that there was no Chinese presence on our side of the LAC pertained to the situation as a consequence of the bravery of our armed forces,” the clarification read.

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  1. Why other leaders of Congress party are not expelling this moron from the party ? He is just destroying what little remains of the party that was called Congress. His daily diatribe against Modi on behalf of Chines is put the political future of most of Congress men/ women in jeopardy . Stop this CMV –Chinies master s voice.

  2. The Chinese definitely have a major advantage – they don’t have an clown like RaGa masquerading as a “national leader” in China.
    20% of time & energy of our Govt is spent in countering the idiocy of this man which media like The Print helps spread.

  3. Gandhi Ji could you please make a video on your special deal with China and the Chinese Communist Party?
    Please also make a video on the National Herald Case
    A video on the Family Foundation will be fantastic topic to complete the Gandhi Triology.

  4. The supposed wisdom disbursed effortlessly by Shri Rahul Gandhi during last few days is so shallow that those can be termed safely as slurs. The person has become leader without showing any political and administrative skill what so ever till date. So much hue and cry is being made on nepotism in bollywood then why media remains silent on similar things in political arena. Do something “the print”instead of giving front page coverage of such trashes. At one hand Shri SG is interviewing such great personalities who are enlightening us with their great wisdom on the other his co journalists are reporting such trashes on daily basis. Please rectify.

  5. Pappu videos confirm that the First Family & Congress are Chinese termites.
    Pappu is the Manchurian Candidate. Only problem is he is also a half-wit moron and India’s billion people know it!! The Chinese have wasted their money on a fool.


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