Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece and a pamphlet of the country’s foreign ministry – Global Times with its editor Hu Xijin, is arguably the most enthusiastic anti-India media outlet of the middle kingdom and leaves no opportunity whatsoever to call upon questionable ‘experts’ and ‘analysts’ to somehow attempt derision of India, its armed forces and the Modi government. In what comes as a rather shocking development now, the same CCP propaganda tool has taken to leading the Congress, in a suggestive manner no less, as to what the Indian party’s policy towards the BJP government can and should be.
In what seems like a desperate attempt by the Chinese to project the Congress party in India as a formidable force, the Global Times posted a tweet threatening the Modi government with the Congress party’s unmatched ability to topple Union governments. The CCP mouthpiece opined in the hyperlinked article that India was in no position to embroil itself in a conflict with China, courtesy a raging Chinese-gifted pandemic and an “economic recession”. Global Times also remarked that India had witnessed the steepest fall in its GDP, leaving it in no position to escalate the border standoff with China.
PM Narendra Modi and the BJP face huge pressure amid border tensions with China, as the Indian National Congress is waiting for a chance to shake the BJP's rule by heavily criticizing failed domestic governance and risky foreign policy: expert https://t.co/DtCTezWj3p pic.twitter.com/XTXfHHvaSa
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) September 5, 2020
The report, which now stands updated, quoted a questionable ‘expert’ called Hu Zhiyong as saying, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are facing much heavier domestic pressure than the Chinese government, even with the US showing its aggressive posture in the West Pacific against China. This is because the opposition, the Indian National Congress party, has been waiting for such a chance to shake the BJP by heavily criticizing the Modi administration for its disappointing domestic governance and risky foreign policy.”
Why the Chinese Communist Party thinks so highly of the Indian National Congress is something we fail to comprehend. To say that the Congress can “shake the BJP” is a foolish and infantile proposition and goes on to show the Chinese establishment is not even aware of the size of BJP’s mandate in the country’s lower house of Parliament. Moreover, a party which is unable to find itself a permanent President cannot shake the BJP anytime soon.
It must be mentioned here that there exists a secret and shady MoU between the Congress party and CCP. Signed on August 8, 2007, by the Congress’ then General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi, and China’s then Vice-President Xi Jinping, the MoU allegedly provides the two parties with the opportunity to consult each other on important bilateral, regional and international developments. Now that we know that such a secret understanding between the two exists, the CCP’s outreach of overestimating the Congress’ capabilities makes sense.