The Congress chief Rahul Gandhi recently made a remark at a rally about Sardar Patel’s “Statue of Unity” in Gujarat saying that it’s made in China. The ruling party has not been behind in raking up a controversy with their politicians using the opportunity for political leverage. Gandhi’s aim too was to instantly gain general public’s attention and this statement was a calculated move on his part.
Rahul Gandhi’s use of the term ‘Made in China’ was not just a reference to the “Statue of Unity” which is being built in Gujarat, it was also his way of taking a dig at the ruling party’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and their constantly urging the public to reject goods that are manufactured in China.
This sharp criticism alerted the ruling party leaders. The Bhartiya Janata Party’s leaders did not waste time in giving him a fitting answer. They have claimed that Gandhi made a false statement to hurt the sentiments of people in Gujrat and have also insulted a great personality like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel with his insensitive remark.
After Gandhi’s ‘Made in China’ remark, a verbal war has spurred between the two leading political parties’ leaders in the country. The BJP leaders have claimed that Gandhi is trying to erase Patel’s legacy and his statement is an evidence of his dislike for Sardar Patel. While some BJP leaders went on to call Gandhi to be ‘Made in Italy’ in response to his ‘Made in China’ remark.
The Congress leader equated Sardar Patel’s statue to shoes and other products that are ‘Made in China’. BJP leaders have called out Gandhi for spreading falsehood and misleading people. Whenever we see something stylish or unique whether it’s a product or a technology our first instinct is to think it’s made in China or some other country. Our country has a strong penchant for made in China products as they are cheaper and better goods and people without a doubt prefer these goods.
There have been various statements coming in from the politicians of the ruling party criticising Gandhi’s remark, which is very much similar to everyday conversations people have over Chinese products.