“Wherever you see around India, you will find China. You will find China in Nepal, Burma, Sri Lanka and Maldives… Once they were all India’s friends, now they are China’s friends”, he said, addressing a rally in Mysuru in poll-bound Karnataka.
Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times during his speech, the Congress chief also referred to the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam last year. “On Bhutan’s land, China builds a road and a helipad and keeps a guard and the 56-inch person does not say a word.”
Referring to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Gandhi said during the rule of the Congress-led UPA government at the centre between 2004 and 2014, the “spine of terrorism had been broken”. Neither civilians nor our soldiers were being killed then, he claimed.
“But for the sake of power, Modiji backed the PDP to form government and fueled the fire in Jammu and Kashmir. There is violence in Jammu and Kashmir, civilians and soldiers are getting killed but Modiji is not saying a word,” alleged Mr Gandhi.
With assembly elections in Karnataka scheduled in April-May, the Congress president claimed that his…