While people across the nation are asking to boycott Chinese products in the wake of violent stand-off between India and China at the Galwan valley, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious program – Make in India.
He said that imports from China after 2014 have increased. “Facts don’t lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Buy from China,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet with a graphic of the percentage of imports from China during the UPA government and the NDA government.
The graphic demonstrates that from 2008 to 2014, the imports from China were below 14 percent, while during the BJP-led NDA government, the import from China has increased to over 18 percent.
Facts don’t lie.
Make in India.
Buy from China. pic.twitter.com/hSiDIOP3aU
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 30, 2020
The graphic also showed that in 2008 the imports from China were at 12 percent under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It increased to 14 percent in 2012 but again came down to 13 percent in 2014.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the imports from China increased from 13 percent to 14 percent in 2015, to 16 percent in 2016, to 17 percent in 2017, and to 18 percent in 2018, the graphic stated.