Chinese state media Global Times Editor Hu Xijin on Sunday accused BJP leader Subramanian Swamy of being ‘ungrateful’ after he tweeted that India is currently fighting a metaphoric war on three fronts: economy, China and Coronavirus pandemic.
In a tweet, referring to Swamy as ‘ungrateful and muddleheaded’, he claimed that China is actually helping India in the fight against the third front he mentioned. “Without China’s emergency supply of oxygen concentrators, the coronavirus pandemic in India will be much worse,” he added.
It is imperative to note here that the coronavirus pandemic originated in China’s Wuhan province and going by that logic, had it not been for the origin, the world would not be in a war-like situation against the virus since over a year.
Netizens took it upon themselves to remind the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece editor on the same.
Netizens also pointed out how China is actually ‘helping’ India fight the ‘Chinese virus’.
China helping in fight against Chinese Virus.— Sandeep (@Sandeep55205257) May 9, 2021
Say it loud and clear.
Dear It would have been Nil.— Harsh Truth 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Noo_Foolishness) May 9, 2021
Netizens were also amused to see Swamy get a dressing down from his friends in China.
Friends come fast SuSu is given a dressing down by his China https://t.co/vFWEznl7t6— Raghurraman (@RaghuramanMenon) May 9, 2021
Some even called it a ‘family dispute’.
Swamy is often seen as going soft on the communist state and widely believed to be pro-China himself.