Opposition is adamant in discussion on China, Sonia Gandhi said – Why is government not responding to encroachment?

by Hiten Ghosh
Parliament India

Winter Session of Parliament: Congress MPs Manish Tiwari and Manikam Tagore have given adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the border situation with China.

Parliament’s Winter Session 2022: Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, the opposition parties on Wednesday (December 21) protested in front of Gandhi’s statue in Parliament, demanding a discussion on China. Twelve teams participated in the demonstration.

In Delhi, Congress MP Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders staged a protest in front of Gandhi’s statue inside Parliament premises demanding a discussion on the India-China standoff in Tawang.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said the government was adamant and did not discuss the border dispute with China. The people and the House have not been able to know the real situation. Why does the government not respond to Chinese encroachment?

Meanwhile, the proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 12 noon amid sloganeering by the opposition MPs. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said the opposition is demanding dialogue on the India-China border dispute in Parliament. The government is responsible to the people, we all stand for the defence of the country. What is the situation at the border, why were 20 of our soldiers killed in June 2020? It should be known.

Similarly, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, “There is no question of criticizing the army. The question is the political leadership of the country. Why are they not doing their job or becoming politically accountable to the nation? I did not call the army to explain, but asked for an explanation from the political leadership.”

Minister Smriti Irani said, “Why did the Congress leaders get offended when the Gandhi family insulted the Indian army, freedom fighters and women leaders? The comments were made in the presence of the Gandhi family. If the Gandhi family liked the such language, why did the leader not apologise??”

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that although the House is going on, the opposition parties are ready for discussion, but the BJP is not ready to discuss the border dispute with China. To weaken the army, he introduced the Agniveer Yojana. After 4 years, ‘Retired Agniveer’ will be written on the marriage card.

At the same time, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will introduce the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2022 (Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2022) in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill seeks to bring in special provisions for the suppression of deep-sea piracy and punishment in piracy-related cases.

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