Arunachal Pradesh Congress MP blames China for hindering development

June 13th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, June 13 (ANI): Congress MP from Arunachal East Constituency Takam Sanjoy has said the Chinese Government is blocking the development of Arunachal Pradesh by objecting to a loan from the Asian Development Bank.

“A senior officer of the Chinese government, in the rank of vice-chairperson, objected to the sanction of 60 million dollars for Arunachal Pradesh at a meeting held in New Delhi in May to discuss a package of 2.9 billion dollars which was to be funded by the ADB for development work in the country,” Sanjoy told reporters here.

Referring to the Chinese claims that Arunachal is part of its territory, Sanjoy said: “My state is on the top of the mainstream map of India and no force whether it is Chinese or any other can claim an inch of our land.”

Claiming that major development work had been undertaken by China along the Sino-Indian border, which was a matter of great concern, Sanjoy underlined the need for an IAF airbase in Arunachal Pradesh on the line of airbases at Chhabua, Jorhat and Tezpur in Assam.

“Massive development in the state could be the only answer to the Chinese build up of infrastructure on their side including construction of a 1000 km highway,” he said. (ANI)

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