Says India can’t be ruled as a “kingdom”
New Delhi, Feb. 2 (Delhi Crown): Congress MP and former party president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday cautioned the Centre Government over threats China was posing on the eastern border.
Speaking in Lok Sabha over Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address, Gandhi said that China has got its “designs’ ready and has been carrying out its nefarious activities in Galwan and Ladakh. He also said that the current government’s foreign policy had failed in containing both China and Pakistan.
“Over the years India’s foreign policy had been to keep China and Pakistan separate. But this government has brought them together,” said Rahul amid uproars from the Treasury benches.
Rahul also hit out at the Modi government on “centralisation”, saying India is a union of states and it cannot be ruled as a “kingdom”.
“India is described in the Indian Constitution as a union of states and not as a nation. One cannot rule over the people of a state in India. Different languages and cultures cannot be suppressed. It is a partnership, not a kingdom,” thundered Rahul amid acclaim from Opposition benches.
He said – “Congress smashed the idea of a king in 1947, but now that has come back. There is a vision that India can be ruled by a stick from the Centre. Every time that has happened, the stick has been broken.”