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Assam: BJP cares more about image, less about performance, says MP Gaurav Gogoi

Assam Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on July 20th, 2020 slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the present state of Indian economy, defence, health, employment and society.

Gogoi, who represents Kaliabor constituency in Assam, said the BJP has always cared more about image and less about performance. “That’s the reason for the present state of Indian economy, defence, health, employment, and society. Indians deserve leadership that puts our nation above self-promotion (sic),” the MP tweeted.

Meanwhile, reiterating that China has still occupied India’s territory, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he has fabricated a fake strongman image to come to power which has now become India’s biggest weakness as he has to protect the idea of ‘Chhapan Inch’.

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“PM fabricated a fake strongman image to come to power. It was his biggest strength. It is now India’s biggest weakness,” Gandhi tweeted.

In the video message, speaking on “China’s Strategic Game Plan” the Congress leader said, “What is China’s strategic and tactical game plan? It is simply not a border issue. The worry I have is that the Chinese are sitting in our territory today. 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. That’s what Gwadar is, that is what belt and road is. It is a restructuring of the planet. So when you are thinking about the Chinese you have to understand that that is the level at which they are thinking,” he added.

“They are disturbed by our highway they want to make our highway redundant and if they are thinking larger scale, they want to do something with Pakistan in Kashmir. So it is not simply a border issue. It is a border issue designed to put pressure on the Prime Minister of India,” the Congress leader said.

“And they are thinking of putting pressure in a very particular way. And what they are doing, is that they are attacking his image. They understand that it in order for Mr Narendra Modi to be an effective politician; in order for Mr Narendra Modi to survive as a politician, he has to protect the idea of–Chhapan Inch. And this the real idea the Chinese are attacking. They are basically telling Mr Narendra Modi that if you do not do what we say, we will destroy the idea of Mr Narendra Modi as a strong leader,” he added.

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