Will support you,act fearlessly on Chinese intrusion,BJP tells Centre

Expressing serious concern over Chinese intrusion into the Indian territory,the BJP on Wednesday asked the government to act “fearlessly” on this issue and offered its support

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 25, 2013 3:44 am

Expressing serious concern over Chinese intrusion into the Indian territory,the BJP on Wednesday asked the government to act “fearlessly” on this issue and offered its support.

“The entire country is concerned about Chinese intrusion. The country wants to know about government’s handling of this development. I would appeal to the government to handle this issue in a fearless manner. The BJP and the entire country will stand together on this,” said BJP president Rajnath Singh.

With two-flag meetings between the armies of both sides failing to resolve the issue,the BJP suggested the government to take it up at a political level with China to resolve the current standoff on the India-China border.

“This issue cannot be resolved through flag meetings at the border. Two such meetings have failed. The matter should be dealt with at the level of the Prime Minister,External Affairs Minister and Defence Minister,” party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said. He stressed the strategic importance of the regions of intrusion and demanded the government bring the situation back to the original status quo around the line of actual control that persisted before the current localised standoff.

While Rajnath offered the BJP’s support to the government to deal firmly with China,he deplored Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s dismissive attitude towards his party’s position on the government’s reported interference in CBI’s handling of coal block allocation scam. Without taking Sonia’s name,he asked the Congress leadership to exercise restraint in its counter to principal opposition’s demands.

“The ruling party should not lose its restraint on the issues raised by the opposition that are based on facts. We are the principal opposition and we are demanding resignation on the basis of facts. People of the country expect substantive action or response based on facts from the ruling establishment. Such an attitude is not good in a healthy democracy,” Rajnath said.

“Both the 2G spectrum case and the coal scam case are progressing in the same direction…Prime Minister’s involvement is there in both the cases . The government is making massive efforts for cover-up,” Javadekar added.

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