Mr Bhagwat, in his address at the annual Dussehra function at RSS Headquarters in Nagpur, had said: “It’s clear to the world how China encroached and is still encroaching our borders.”
After Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat said that Indian defence forces, government and the people responded sharply to China’s boisterous efforts to invade the country’s territories, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the right-wing outfit’s supremo.
Mr Bhagwat, in his address at the annual Dussehra function at RSS Headquarters in Nagpur, had said: “It’s clear to the world how China encroached and is still encroaching our borders. Everyone is aware of its expansionist behaviour. This time, it has picked up a fight with Taiwan, Vietnam, US, Japan, along with India. But India’s response has made China nervous.”
Rahul Gandhi, sharing the screengrab of ANI tweet, said: “Deep inside, Mr Bhagwat knows the truth. He is just scared to face it. The truth is China has taken our land and GOI & RSS have allowed it.”
Deep inside, Mr Bhagwat knows the truth. He is just scared to face it.
The truth is China has taken our land and GOI & RSS have allowed it. pic.twitter.com/20GRNDfEvD
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 25, 2020
Securing cooperative ties with our neighbours and at international relations is the only way to neutralise the expansionist aspirations of China and “our present policies seem to be charting those very horizons, Mr Bhagwat had stressed.
“Rising above China economically and strategically. We intend to be friendly with all. This is our nature. But mistaking our benevolence for weakness and attempts to disintegrate or weaken us by sheer brute force is unacceptable. Our reckless detractors should know this by now,” Mr Bhagwat said.
“Until recently the philosophy of integrating the world on the basis of the market forces dominated but with the latest turn of events, the idea of safeguarding life and exercising international cooperation has started to take shape in the global mind. We should speed up our pace in making our relations more friendly with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, our neighbours, who are also our friends and countries of similar nature to a large extent,” the RSS chief added.
“The role of China in the context of COVID-19 pandemic can be said to be doubtful, but it was clear to the whole world, the manner in which China attempted to encroach on India’s borders, because of its economic strategic force. Indian defence forces, government and the people remained unfazed and responded sharply to China’s boisterous efforts to invade our territories,” he said.