Congress on e-visa for Chinese tourists: Must resolve stapled visa issue first

The Congress said the issue of e-visas first came up during Manmohan Singh’s visit to China in 2013 but the then UPA government tagged it with the stapled visa issue.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2015 3:52:31 am

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced e-visas for Chinese tourists, the Congress criticised the government for extending the facility without resolving the issue of Beijing issuing stapled visas to people from Arunachal Pradesh and J&K. The Congress said the issue of e-visas first came up during Manmohan Singh’s visit to China in 2013 but the then UPA government tagged it with the stapled visa issue. “Diplomacy is all about quid pro quo and reciprocity,” Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said.

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