Congress urges PM, Defence Minister to take nation into confidence on India-China border row


New Delhi, September 5

The Congress on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to take the nation into confidence on talks with China on the border row in Ladakh, saying individuals need to know in regards to the outcomes of the repeated conversations with the Chinese facet.

The Opposition celebration’s demand comes a day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe held an over two-hour-long assembly in Moscow with a give attention to easing escalating border stress in japanese Ladakh.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated it was “Rajdharma” of the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister to take the nation into confidence on the essential situation.

Listing the assorted ranges of talks held with the Chinese from the Foreign Ministers-level and corps commanders-level to the Defence Ministers’ discussions, Surjewala requested what was the end result of those talks.

“What is the conversation about, what is happening? Will Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh take the country into confidence?” he requested.

Surjewala additionally referred to Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s remarks that it was an “unprecedented” state of affairs on the India-China border and “we’ve never had this sort of a situation since 1962”, to underline the seriousness of the problem.

“The important part is what is the outcome of the repeated conversations with the Chinese counterparts by our government…. How will we ensure that Chinese transgressions are defeated?” Surjewala stated in a video posted on his Twitter account.

He stated individuals need solutions to questions corresponding to how the Chinese can be repulsed to “reclaim our motherland”.

“We hope Prime Minister Modi and the Defence Minister will come forward and take the nation into confidence. That is the true Rajdharma. We will await an answer,” he stated.

Later, at a web-based briefing, Congress chief Rajeev Shukla stated: “We hope that the issue can be resolved through talks.”

He, nonetheless, demanded that the federal government ought to give a transparent image of the state of affairs.

“Conflicting statements coming from the government is a matter of worry for us,” he added.

The stress between the 2 sides had escalated manifold after the violent clashes in Galwan Valley in japanese Ladakh on June 15 during which 20 Indian Army personnel have been killed. The Chinese facet additionally suffered casualties however it’s but to present out the small print. According to an American intelligence report, the variety of casualties on the Chinese facet was 35. PTI



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