Rahul Gandhi tweets chart to illustrate rise in Chinese imports since 2014

Rahul Gandhi tweets chart to illustrate rise in Chinese imports since 2014

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ambitious Make in India project, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday referred to data to show a jump in imports from China since 2014, the year the BJP government came to power. This also comes a day after the Centre banned 59 Chinese apps to send a strong signal to the neighbouring country amid the Galwan faceoff. Taking to Twitter, Gandhi drew a comparison of imports made during the UPA and BJP regime. He tweeted: “Facts don’t lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Buy from China.” The graph shared by the Congress leader shows that between 2008 to 2014, the imports from China remained below 14 per cent, while it jumped to 18 per cent during the BJP-led NDA rule.

Citing the “emergent nature of threats” from mobile applications, including popular ones of Chinese origin such as TikTok, ShareIt, UCBrowser, Club Factory and CamScanner, the Centre Monday banned 59 apps based on information that they were engaged in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity”, defence, security and public order.