The Opposition combined stated that China would leave Indian territory only if “INDIA” advances, aiming to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s territorial integrity and his claim to be a strong leader. The BJP displayed PM Modi as a “Terminator,” claiming he will return to power in 2024. Rahul Gandhi criticized Modi for lying about the land loss in Ladakh and emphasized the grave map issue.
The “matter of the map” allegory resembles China’s latest “standard map,” which includes Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin. If the INDIA bloc successfully brings up the Chinese intrusions forcefully, it may increase the government’s unease as India gears up to host the G20 summit, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will likely attend.
Only if INDIA makes progress will China leave Indian territory
Rahul Gandhi claims that the Prime Minister lied outright when he stated that barely an inch of land got lost in Ladakh.
The issue of territorial integrity
On the eve of its third meeting, the Opposition combined stated that China would leave Indian territory only if “INDIA” advances. They did this to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of territorial integrity and undermine his claim to be a strong leader.
Sanjay Raut’s statement
Sanjay Raut of Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena said at a press conference in Mumbai, the location of Thursday’s Opposition conclave, “Jaise jaise INDIA aage badega, waise waise China peche hatega (As the Opposition integrate INDIA evolves, China will begin stepping back).”
Nana Patole, the leader of the Maharashtra Congress, reaffirmed the point by stating: “China will pull out only if INDIA makes progress.”
The BJP displayed PM Modi as a “Terminator”
Modi appears as the “Terminator” in a poster released by the BJP on Wednesday, which claims he will take back power in 2024. By bringing up the Chinese intrusion and the Prime Minister’s silence and inaction, the initiative to reaffirm Modi’s reputation as a strong leader, which the Opposition alliance is looking to challenge.
Rahul Gandhi’s statement
In order to get his point across, Rahul Gandhi said, “Jo Pradhan Mantri ne kaha haI k Ladakh main ek inch zameen nahi gai hai, ye jhooth hai. China nain hamari zameen hadap lee hai, pura Ladakh jaanta hai. Inhone zameen toh ley lee, magar inhone baat toh badi gambheer hai. Pradhan Mantri ko kuch kehna chahiye uske baare mein.”
(“The Prime Minister flat-out lied when he claimed that not even a single inch of land got lost in Ladakh. The entire Ladakh region is aware that China is occupying our land. Although they already possess our land, the map issue is grave. It needs addressing by the prime minister.”)
Matter of the Map
The “matter of the map” proved an allegory to China’s most recent “standard map,” which included Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in its map of the world.
The Chinese incursions in Ladakh
Since the violations surfaced in the middle of 2020, Rahul has publicly expressed his worries about the Chinese incursions in Ladakh. After speaking with locals, activists, paramilitary forces, and army jawans, he recently returned from Ladakh.
At a time when India is preparing to host the G20 summit, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will likely attend if the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is successful in bringing up the Chinese intrusions forcefully, it may increase the government’s unease.