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BJP to raise Chinese claim on Arunachal in Parliament

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 21: The BJP will raise the issue of Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh and convey its disappointment about the way in which the Government handled the issue on the first working day of the Winter Session of Parliament on November 23.

A decision to this effect was taken by the specially convened meeting of BJP Parliamentary Party chaired over by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and attended by Leaders of Opposition in the two Houses L K Advani and Jaswant Singh.

BJP Parliamentary Party Spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the BJP was disappointed the way the government had chosen to down play the statement of Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Yuxi claiming Arunachal Pradesh was Chinese territory.

The Government should have conveyed its displeasure over the conduct of the Chinese diplomat, which did not augur well for the bilateral relations with the giant neighbour, ahead of the visit of his President Hu Jintao.

The matter would be raised on November 23 as on the opening day tomorrow, there would be virtually no sitting of Parliament in view of the BJP's plans to organise protests to highlight the failure of UPA government to contain terror for the sake of pursuing its policy of appeasement, Mr Malhotra said.

The party has planned two meetings, one to be addressed by Mr Advani at Rajghat and the other to be addressed by BJP President Rajnath Singh at Birla Mandir. Workers from both places will march to Sansad Marg where they would assemble for a rally to hear former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mr Advani and other leaders.

Addressing the meeting Mr Advani said but for the supreme sacrifice of a dozen of security men, it could have been a cataclysmic disaster for Indian democracy when Pakistani terrorists staged an attack over Parliament on December 13, 2001.

Mr Malhotra said Mr Advani referred to the multiple failures of the UPA government especially in handling Pakistan, holding a check on essential commodities, protect the lives of farmers by providing them fair returns for their product.

The pathetic state of the internal security was their worst failure, he said.


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