NEW DELHI: Giving details of their tours to China, Congress on Thursday said BJP presidents, RSS and Prime Minister Modi have been visiting the hostile neighbor regularly and have established a deep relationship with the Communist Party of China, asking the saffron camp to explain how this squares with the
“BJP must tell the nation if the ongoing standoff with China is happening despite the bonhomie Modi has with China or because of it,” AICC spokesman Pawan Khera said. Congress accused the
of “fighting with Congress rather than China” and making allegations to divert people’s attention which pose a serious threat to India.
AICC spokesman Randeep Surjewala asked if the government acknowledged the fresh Chinese build-up in Galwan and Pangong Tso areas and opening of a new front in
despite the disengagement talks, and what was it planning to do about it.
Khera said China establishment’s
mouthpiece Global Times
wrote an editorial during the December 2017 Gujarat polls that Chinese firms wanted Modi to win in the state and the same newspaper had celebrated his appointment as PM in 2014, proclaiming that China felt comfortable working with him.
“During his chief ministership when many countries did not want to contact him, Modi visited China four times and regularly invited Chinese delegations to Gujarat… as PM, he has visited China five times and invited the Chinese President to India three times … we are not asking Modi what is the secret of his proximity to China and why is it hurting India. We are just asking that for last 15 years, every BJP chief has cultivated deep relationship with the CCP. What has the country gained from it?” he said.