Parliament should pass resolution against China: BJP

February 20th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Wednesday demanded a unanimous parliamentary resolution to give vent to India’s stand on the Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh. “We shall raise the issue of Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh in the budget session of parliament beginning Feb 25 and shall try to pass a unanimous resolution over this long pending issue,” said Joshi.

Addressing a press conference here, he said: “Both Congress and CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) did not clear their stand over the Chinese motive and the government should give a strong reply to China for raising objection to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.”

The BJP leader also asked both the central and state governments not to misuse the Armed Forces Special Powers Act while tackling militancy in the northeast.

Joshi was here for his party’s campaign for the Feb 23 assembly elections to the 60-member Tripura assembly.

He came down heavily on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for their arguments of ensuring energy security of the country through the Indo-US nuclear deal.

The BJP leader also criticised the Congress for neglecting the northeastern region.

“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes here and promises, but after landing in Delhi he forgets the commitment,” he said.

“Whatever development has taken place in northeast is only because of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.”

“In Delhi, CPI-M and Congress sleeps together while they fight each other in Tripura only to hoodwink the people,” the BJP leader said.

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