March 21, 2018

We're on the same page on China, Opposition tells govt

15 July 2017, 07:32 | Taylor George

TMC leader Derek O'Brien arrives for All Party Meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in New Delhi on Friday. | PTI

TMC leader Derek O'Brien arrives for All Party Meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in New Delhi on Friday. | PTI

India and China are in a standoff at the border and the government is looking for ways to sort out the issue.

Earlier in the day, Swaraj, Rajnath, Jaitley and Doval met ahead of the discussion with the Opposition parties, agency reports said.

Derek O'Brien of the Trinamool Congress said his party had straight-forward questions on the Amarnath issue for which they did not get answers.

Sources said the government also wanted to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which has witnessed a spate of violence following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July, 2016.

After the meeting, held at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence, Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "National security is a priority for the Congress".

Government chief spokesperson Frank Noronha said the basic goal of the meeting was to apprise MPs from different parties about situation along Sino-Indian border and on terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris.

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Communist Party of Indai-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the government conveyed about the efforts being carried out to resolve the dispute with China.

Shiv Sena, however, said that the government needs to take an aggressive stance.

While it was understood to have been shared in the meeting that the Indian army's presence would continue in the area which is under Chinese control, near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) for some more time, the soldiers have been clearly told not to keep their guns upwards in a pointed manner. We asked why the government was unprepared and if this (terrorist attack) was their failure.

Jaishankar was quoted by opposition members as saying that China is trying to change the status quo along its southern border.

Meanwhile, taking a jibe at the government, AICC media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala had said it was "satisfying" to see that the NDA government had "finally woken up" after three years to brief the opposition on the issues concerning the nation, as reported by PTI. Singh will also inform the leaders about the visit of two Union Ministers To the valley as well as the instruction given to the forces to intensify anti-militant operations following the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims.

Gandhi had questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the China stand-off and even expressed concern on the Kashmir situation alleging that Centre was pursuing only "short term political gains" from the PDP-BJP alliance in the state.

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