In his first attack after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese-origin apps, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government buying more Chinese products than its predecessor. Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader shared a graph comparing the UPA government's and the NDA government's imports of Chinese products and stated "Fact don't lie." This comes a day after the Centre banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok amid the Indo-China border tensions.
The Congress has been blaming the ruling BJP government's 'mismanagement' for the India-China face-off, while the BJP has rebutted the Congress’s criticism and added a counter of its own, accusing the party of tying up with China to the detriments of India's interests under the UPA regime.
Facts don’t lie.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 30, 2020
Make in India.
Buy from China. pic.twitter.com/hSiDIOP3aU
In a big move, the Home Ministry on Monday banned 59 Chinese Apps after receiving several complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of these apps for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers that have locations outside India.
As many as 20 Indian soldiers were martyred during a violent faceoff took place on June 15 while the de-escalation process was underway in the Galwan Valley. 76 others suffered injuries in the clash, in which hundreds of soldiers from both sides are said to have engaged.