JP Nadda hits back at Rahul on ‘56-inch strongman’ remark

Says Rahul tries to politicise foreign policy issues by making statements that are 'weak on facts'

Underlining that Prime Minister Modi’s connect with 130 crore Indians is deep-rooted, Nadda said Modi lives and works for the people and "those who want to destroy him will end up only further destroying their own party". Photo: PTI (File)

Hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the standoff in Ladakh was not simply a border dispute but a design by China to attack his image as a “56-inch strongman”, BJP chief JP Nadda on Monday (July 20) said Rahul tried to politicise foreign policy issues by making statements that are “weak on facts” and “strong on mudslinging”.

Nadda added that for years, one dynasty was trying to destroy the prime minister. “In recent years, be it Doklam or the present, Rahul Gandhi Ji prefers briefings from the Chinese instead of believing India”s armed forces. Why does one dynasty want a weak India and a strong China? Many leaders in the Congress also disapprove of one dynasty’s shenanigans!” Nadda tweeted.

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Dubbing the latest video of Gandhi on the Ladakh stand-off issue as a failed attempt to relaunch himself, Nadda said, as usual, the Gandhi scion is “weak on facts” and “strong on mudslinging”. “Attempts to politicise defence and foreign policy matters shows one dynasty’s desperation to wash their past sins of 1962 and weaken India,” he said.

Nadda alleged that since the 1950s, China has made “strategic investments in one dynasty that has given them rich dividends.” The BJP chief said as a result of that China captured land during the Congress-led UPA tenure. “For years, one dynasty has been trying to destroy the PM,” Nadda said while hitting back at Gandhi for his criticism of Modi.

Underlining that Prime Minister Modi’s connect with 130 crore Indians is deep-rooted, Nadda said Modi lives and works for the people and “those who want to destroy him will end up only further destroying their own party”.

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