The Congress on Tuesday accused the federal government of shying away from debating the Ladakh standoff situation in Lok Sabha and questioned the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the House.
Members of the Congress walked out of the Lok Sabha and staged a protest in entrance of the Mahatma Gandhi statue within the Parliament House advanced after they weren’t allowed to talk following a press release by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the border standoff with China in jap Ladakh.
Making a press release in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Singh had stated he wouldn’t hesitate to share that India is going through a “challenge” in Ladakh however on the similar time added that the House ought to have “full confidence” that the armed forces will at all times rise to the problem and make the nation proud.
Firmly articulating the nation’s place on the tense border row in jap Ladakh, he stated Beijing has been very clearly conveyed that any try to “unilaterally” change the established order alongside the Line of Actual Control is under no circumstances acceptable.
“I will not hesitate to share with this august House that we are facing a challenge in Ladakh and I urge the House to pass a resolution in support of our armed forces who have been defending our motherland at great heights and most inclement weather conditions,” Mr Singh stated.
Congress’ chief in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated leaders of the occasion needed to talk in Lok Sabha in help of the armed forces and their bravery, however weren’t allowed to take action.
“The country is supreme for our Congress party and we take pride in the bravery and courage of our armed forces. We wanted to speak in favour of our armed forces and had sought only one minute, but were not allowed to talk. There are many questions but we know that this government does not want to answer any,” he advised reporters.
Citing the 1962 struggle with China, Mr Chowdhury stated that BJP chief late Atal Bihari Vajpayee needed to debate the difficulty in Parliament and the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru convened a session of Parliament and the difficulty was mentioned.
“We wanted to see the same tradition carried forward, but we know that this government is not willing to discuss the China matter in Parliament,” he stated.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated your complete nation is happy with the Indian military and “we are safe only because the armed forces are standing against the Chinese at the borders”.
“But where is the prime minister. Why has the prime minister run away from admitting in Parliament the failure of the political leadership. Has China captured Indian territory? Depsang plains, Pangong Tso Lake, Lipu Lake and Y-Junction, has there been any transgression by China?” he requested.
Mr Surjewala requested what number of kilometres has China captured and when will Prime Minister Modi throw out the Chinese from Indian territory.