New Delhi: Coming down heavily on Rahul Gandhi on his Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the Congress president is obsessed with China. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, while addressing a media briefing, asked Gandhi why he is behaving like a Chinese spokesperson and took a dig by reminding him that he is “Rahul Gandhi, not Chinese Gandhi”.
Patra said, “Why did Rahul Gandhi want the Chinese Ambassador to India to give him a ceremonial see-off at the Indira Gandhi International Airport? Why is Mr Rahul Gandhi behaving like a Chinese spokesperson rather than an Indian spokesperson? Why is Mr Rahul Gandhi holding the brief of China across the globe? He advertises China as if he is the advertising man hired to advertise China. You are Rahul Gandhi, not Chinese Gandhi. Rahul ji has an obsession with China.”
“Why is it that Mr Gandhi always wants to get a Chinese view on everything but does not want to have an Indian perspective? Which politicians will he meet there?” he added.
The BJP leader alleged that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her entire family were given a ceremonial reception by the Chinese government in the 2008 Olympics. The BJP leader used a Bollywood song to launch an attack in this regard and said, “Yeh Rishta kya kehlata hai? (What does this relationship mean?)” The BJP spokesperson also criticised Gandhi for describing Doklam stand-off as ‘Dhokhalam’.
“During his recent Europe tour, he was asked about the Doklam issue. Rahul Gandhi refused to comment saying he has no knowledge about it. When you had no knowledge about it then how did you make such a serious allegation on the government?” Patra said.