Jaipur: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday warned the Centre that it is not an incursion, China is preparing for a war.
“The Central Government is trying to hide the facts and ignoring the situation but the threat from China is clear. It is not an incursion, it is preparing for a war,” Mr Rahul Gandhi told a press conference in Jaipur. Mr Gandhi said, “The Central Government is working on an event base but when it comes to international relations you need to work with a strategy.”
He alleged China had encroached upon 2,000 km of the Indian land, and their soldiers were beating up the Indian troopers but the Government was ignoring it.
About the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Mr Gandhi said it was a great experience for him as he could feel the pain and agony of people.
He said, “During the freedom struggle and later, our leaders were close to people so they understood their pain better. Now, there is a gap between leaders and people. I want to bridge the gap. Unless you don’t feel the pain, you will not understand the common men’s pain and agony.”
About strengthening the party, he said, “People love Congress! Evidently, we have a strong base of supporters in every State. It is not only workers but the country is with us. The day Congress will reach out to its roots, no one will be able to defeat it.”
He said, “I have differences with BJP, and whatever it is doing, is good for the Congress.” He accused BJP and RSS of running a campaign to defame him and Congress. He said, “Only the Congress can defeat BJP. Only Congress has a national vision.”