Rahul Gandhi has been on a 10-day tour to the USA. During his tour, he had a number of talking engagements the place he definitely stirred the pot, in all probability to the detriment of his personal get together and political profession. His speech revolved across the traditional themes – Hindus unhealthy, Muslims god, Congress peaceable, ‘Hindu BJP’ communal, Muslim League secular, Rahul Gandhi sufferer, Modi unhealthy. There was, nevertheless, a little-known element about his tour that just about managed to fly below the radar – that Rahul Gandhi paid a secret go to to the White House.
An article within the Economic Times written by one Seema Sirohi, it was claimed that Rahul Gandhi throughout his go to made a visit to the White House, which each events concerned – the Biden administration and Rahul Gandhi (Congress) selected to maintain below the wraps. Seema Sirohi confirmed that the article was correct and she or he was standing by it when she responded to a Twitter person dismissing claims that she was a Modi critic.
Who or what’s @HinduACTion pray? Clearly not a lot of a reader of columns! Unless you do “sashtang pranam” every day you’re a critic of @PMOIndia? Uff. https://t.co/nhvAPWtqH5
— Seema Sirohi (@seemasirohi) June 8, 2023
The article written by Seema Sirohi was one which praised Rahul Gandhi to the moon and again. Seema wrote about how Rahul Gandhi had matured so far as international coverage was involved, had valued the USA as a strategic associate, enthused the diaspora and basically, made his mark throughout his USA journey. The solely slip-up in response to Seema Sirohi was calling IUML “secular”. Her causes for this assertion have been hilarious at greatest and sinister at worst.
She claimed that Rahul Gandhi shouldn’t have claimed that IUML was “secular” as a result of it went in opposition to the Shah Bano verdict, a protest which Congress yielded to at the moment, denying Muslim girls their proper. While which may be true, the explanation why IUML isn’t secular is as a result of it’s a spiritual organisation which partook within the partition of India, is an offshoot of Jinnah’s Muslim League and has gone on a rampage in opposition to Hindus, created violence a number of instances up to now.
Be that as it could, one important a part of the report was tucked away in a single sentence, amidst all of the glowing reward being showered on Rahul Gandhi. That he made a secret journey to the White House throughout his US tour.
Article within the Economic Times
For an opposition chief to go to the White House in ‘secret’, with out disclosing it to the federal government of India and the MEA, is a critical breach of protocol and will doubtlessly undermine India’s pursuits. Given these revelations, a number of commentators took to Twitter to voice their speculations.
HinduACT, an advocacy organisation, took to Twitter to say, “A strong critic of @PMOIndia and #Hindutva, veteran journalist @seemasirohi admits in this detailed article, that @RahulGandhi‘s embrace of ANTI-INDIA groups, giving them full-control his Washington DC events, points to a problematic trend. Seema however stops short of highlighting the fact that many of these “anti-India” teams are literally #Pakistan proxies, linked to each #Khalistani separatists and #Kashmiri Islamists”.
A powerful critic of @PMOIndia and #Hindutva, veteran journalist @seemasirohi admits on this detailed article, that @RahulGandhi’s embrace of ANTI-INDIA teams, giving them full-control his Washington DC occasions, factors to a problematic development.
Seema nevertheless stops wanting… pic.twitter.com/UBqUsTQP6v
— HinduACTion (@HinduACT) June 8, 2023
Sunanda Vashisht, a journalist, author and commentator additionally famous that the article doesn’t word who he met on the White House.
According to this report Rahul Gandhi went to the White House. Doesn’t say who he met there. The go to has been stored a secret by each side. pic.twitter.com/BVwsD6rN8X
— Sunanda Vashisht (@sunandavashisht) June 7, 2023
Ram, a USA primarily based entrepreneur additionally famous that one may anticipate vital meddling within the 2024 General Elections in India on condition that Rahul Gandhi went to the White House. He speculated that this ‘secret’ go to reeked of a regime change operation.
A secret go to of RaGa to the White House means a regime change operation has moved to the following stage. As India rises AND refuses to align totally with American international coverage positions, Modi in workplace poses excessive threat. They want a puppet regime. Expect vital meddling in 2024
— Ram (@ramprasad_c) June 8, 2023
Notably, Rahul Gandhi had invited extreme backlash many instances after he sought international intervention in India’s political issues throughout his controversial visits overseas. Rahul Gandhi had urged the US and Europe to intervene to “restore” democracy in India. Rahul claimed that Europe and the US usually are not doing sufficient to revive democracy in India as they’re getting commerce and cash from the nation.
In an extended speech made at Cambridge earlier in 2023, Rahul Gandhi resorted to blatant lies, misinformation and baseless claims to make a case for himself because the ‘ideal leader’ of India. Completely ignoring India’s electoral and democratic course of, the Congress prince was seen desperately pleading with Western powers to intervene in India’s politics for a regime change operation in opposition to Modi. The speech is defined right here.
In 2021 as effectively, Rahul Gandhi had demanded international interference. Rahul Gandhi made the feedback throughout a web-based interplay with Ambassador Nicholas Burns of the Harvard Kennedy School. The Gandhi scion was invited by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics to speak about challenges and alternatives in India and reflections on politics and public service. Nicholas Burns is a former American ambassador to Greece, and at present a Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Rahul Gandhi requested for American interference in India in direction of the top of this system, after host Nicholas Burns had delivered his concluding remarks. After Burns concluded the session, Rahul Gandhi asks if he could make a fast ending remark. He then proceeds to say, “I don’t hear anything from the US establishment about what is happening in India. If you are saying partnership in democracy is, I mean, what’s your view on what is happening here?” Burns was visibly shocked after listening to this open supply from Rahul Gandhi for asking for America to touch upon India’s inner issues.
Rahul Gandhi additionally added, “I fundamentally believe, that America is a profound idea. The idea of freedom, the way it is encapsulated in your constitution is a very powerful idea. But you got to defend that idea. And that’s the real question.” However, Nicholas Burns didn’t reply to this particularly, solely saying that when they’ll maintain the following session in two weeks with one other visitor from India, they’ll talk about these issues.
There have been a number of situations the place Congress and Rahul Gandhi proved that they don’t seem to be above compromising India’s curiosity on the altar of electoral politics. For instance, In September 2018, the Gandhi scion visited Kailash Mansarovar and a 12 months later admitted to having secretly met the Chinese ministers throughout his go to. The phrase secretly is used right here as there have been no media experiences about his assembly with the Chinese. On a query relating to issues of automation in job creation, Rahul Gandhi whereas talking at a gathering in Odisha stated that a few Chinese ministers informed him throughout his Kailash go to that China is dealing with no downside in job creation attributable to automation. He stated “how can China, in a world which is automated, is producing 50,000 new jobs in every 24 hours? Why? Why is it that automation is a problem in Europe, and automation is a problem in India, but automation does not seem to bother the Chinese? When I had gone to Kailash, I met a couple of their ministers, and they said no job creation is not a problem in China at all. We have plenty of jobs.” This sample was repeated when he met Chinese Ambassadors after the Doklam standoff as effectively.
With repeated calls for for international interference by Rahul Gandhi, the truth that he visited the White House in secret throughout his USA tour has raised issues and speculations about his intentions, who he met and what the implications for India within the subsequent 12 months could be.