Pakistani cricketers are known to face every defeat by parroting the same line- “Inshallah, boys played well”, and Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime Miniser is no different. He has a panacea for every embarrassment that his country faces, viz. calling PM Modi “Hindutva Supremacist”. His Twitter feed is full of the same rhetoric which he uses to deflect attention from internal issues every single time.
Imran Khan has run into trouble yet again, thus he tweeted, “The Hindutva Supremacist Modi Govt with its arrogant expansionist policies, akin to Nazi’s Lebensraum (Living Space), is becoming a threat to India’s neighbours.” This comes in the backdrop of renewed fears in Pakistan of suffering collateral damage owing to Sino-India border skirmishes, and internal disturbance within the country over the deteriorating economic conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Owing to such fears, Imran Khan added, “Bangladesh through Citizenship Act, border disputes with Nepal & China, & Pak threatened with false flag operation.”
The Hindutva Supremacist Modi Govt with its arrogant expansionist policies, akin to Nazi's Lebensraum (Living Space), is becoming a threat to India's neighbours. Bangladesh through Citizenship Act, border disputes with Nepal & China, & Pak threatened with false flag operation.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 27, 2020
Pakistan’s Prime Minister is drawing a correlation between the Sino-India border skirmishes and fears of what he describes as “false flag operation”. India is being assertive in the midst of Sino-India skirmishes, and Imran Khan is afraid of India’s strong hand, leading to this meltdown.
What Imran Khan is also battling is extensive criticism within the Islamic Republic over the free-fall in Pakistani economy over the past few years. All that Imran Khan has managed is to beg around the world for reviving the Pakistani economy which has clearly not proved enough for the terror factory of the world.
The ongoing economic downturn in Pakistan has been further exacerbated by the China-made Wuhan virus. Pakistani economy is headed for a further crash, and IMF has predicted that the Islamic Republic’s economy will contract with a negative growth of 1.5 per cent this year.
Pakistan’s only hope- remittances from the Gulf is also going to decline drastically. The situation is ominous as far as the Pakistani economy is concerned. What is Imran Khan’s solution? Tweet and call PM Modi “Hindutva Supremacist” who doesn’t even care to revert to an insignificant leader of an insignificant country.
Pakistan is a country riddled with crises that range from a downward economic spiral and failure to gain hold of Kashmir, apart from fearing a “false flag operation”.
Events like another attempted fidayeen attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama threaten retaliation from New Delhi. So what does Imran Khan do? He tweets and parrots the same line again. He says, “All this after illegal annexation of IOJK, a war crime under 4th Geneva Convention, & laying claim to AJK. I have always maintained the fascist Modi Govt is not only a threat to India’s minorities by relegating them to 2nd class citizens’ status, but also threat to regional peace.”
All this after illegal annexation of IOJK, a war crime under 4th Geneva Convention, & laying claim to AJK. I have always maintained the fascist Modi Govt is not only a threat to India's minorities by relegating them to 2nd class citizens' status, but also threat to regional peace
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 27, 2020
The kind of security and economic threats that the Pakistani establishment faces, necessitate a crackdown on terror factories on its soil and formulating a plan for economic recovery.
But it is Pakistan after all, and Imran Khan has some brilliant solutions- he learns some English words that are too ornamental and somewhat impressive for an unsuspecting domestic audience- words like ‘Supremacist’ and ‘fascist’ to be precise which Khan tweets every time the terror factory of runs into troubled waters.
Facing the double whammy of a taxing economic crisis and collateral damage amidst soaring Sino-India tensions, Imran Khan is thus doing what he does best- blame the “Hindutva Supremacist” for all his woes.