In a virtual talk with Ambassador Nicholas Burns of Harvard Kennedy School on Friday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said China is occupying Indian territory as “we speak” and this is because China sees a “weakened India, an India which is internally divided”.
“I am absolutely convinced that a strong India with a clear strategy will have no problem in dealing with China,” he said.
Displaying his iPhone, Rahul said the world’s production battle has been won by China. “I don’t see how India and the US are challenging this issue,” he added.
Meanwhile, talking about Congress reforms, the 50-year-old said that not only the his party, but no other in India is winning the elections.
Mentioning the name of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Nationalist Congress Party, he said, “To fight elections, I need institutional structures, I need a judicial system that protects me, I need a media that is reasonably free, I need financial parity, I need a whole set of structures that actually allow me to operate a political party. I don’t have them. When one starts behaving like the BJP is doing, many people get discontented. The solution is to bring them together. But we have to remember that we are in a different paradigm now.”