New Delhi: In an all-party meeting convened in East Ladakh on the issue of the dispute with China, PM Modi said that none of our posts is occupied by anyone. No one can take one inch of land. No one has entered our border yet. 20 martyrs gave the answer to people who tried to raise their eyes against India and teach them a lesson. The Indian Army is capable of moving forward simultaneously in different places. Vigilance increased by increasing petrol at the border. Petrol has been increased on LAC. Those who were not restrained earlier are now allowed to do so. Now they are stopped.
Along with this, the parties supported the government’s stand on the issue of China. The Modi government expressed support for the way the situation was handled. However, according to sources, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi raised the question and said that an all-party meeting should have been called beforehand. The government should give assurance about LAC. The Prime Minister should have given more information. The government should tell when China infiltrated LAC? We are still being kept in the dark. She said that Congress has some special questions – on which date the Chinese army infiltrated. When did the government know that the intrusion occurred? Did the government not know from the satellite pictures? Have intelligence agencies failed to provide information about the Chinese movement?
Sources also say that K Chandrasekhar Rao, Naveen Patnaik and Sikkim Revolutionary Front rejected the idea of Sonia Gandhi. According to sources, the left parties did not criticize China. Instead, they kept repeating the Panchsheel pact and blamed America.
Sharad Pawar and Mayawati supported the government
In an all-party meeting with the PM on the Indo-China border issue, Sikkim Revolutionary Front chief and Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said, ‘We have full faith in the PM. Even in the past, when it came to national security, the PM took historical decisions.’
TRS Chief and Telangana CM KCR said that the PM’s clarity on Kashmir has angered China. He stressed that the PM’s call for a self-reliant India has shaken China.
At the meeting, NCP chief and former defence minister Sharad Pawar said that whether the soldiers have taken up arms or not, it is decided by international agreements and we need to respect such sensitive matters. BSP supremo Mayawati expressed full confidence in the presentation presented by the Ministry of External Affairs that there was a need to take a front from China on the trade and investment front. With this, she added that this is not the time to do politics, whatever decision PM Modi will take on this issue, she is with him.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that Chinese goods have become a big problem for us. He suggested a boycott of Chinese goods in an all-party meeting. Appealing to all the parties of the country, he said that he should stand united and support the central government. LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan said that at this time the whole country is looking towards PM Modi.
Left did not criticize China
On the border dispute issue, CPI’s D Raja said that we need to oppose US efforts to pull us into our alliance and CPI (M) Sitaram Yechury emphasized Panchsheel’s principles.
Pinaki Mishra, the leader of Naveen Patnaik’s party BJD, said that we are fully standing with the government unconditionally. DMK leader MK Stalin said that whenever it comes to patriotism, we are all one. We support PM Modi’s recent statement on the issue of China.
Conrad Sangma, leader of the North-East party NPP, said that construction works on the border should not be stopped. In Myanmar and Bangladesh, activities at the instigation of China are worrisome. In the North-East, Prime Minister Modi is working for the development of infrastructure, it should be allowed to continue. At this time, the parties should not say such a thing, which tells the contradictions between us. China takes advantage of this. We should not talk anti-government. We are all with PM Modi.
RJD and AAP did not get the invitation
Let us tell you that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were not invited to the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the India-China border dispute. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and AAP leader Sanjay Singh have expressed their displeasure over not being invited for the meeting.
Significantly, 20 military personnel, including a colonel of the Indian Army, were killed in a violent clash with Chinese soldiers on Monday night in the Galvan valley of eastern Ladakh. This military confrontation further worsened the already tense situation at the border in the region between the two countries.