New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee is scheduled to meet on June 23 and will discuss the issue of stand-offs with China and Nepal. The meeting was decided upon after 3 Indian army personnel were killed by Chinese forces in Galwan Valley and Nepal adopted a resolution to print a new map which has Indian territory.
Sources in the party said that the incident at the LAC is unacceptable to the party and the relationship with Nepal is at an all time low.
Congress Chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on the killing of Indian soldiers: “Shocking, Unbelievable & Unacceptable! Will the Raksha Mantri confirm?”
Three Indian Army personnel, including an officer, were killed on Monday night during a violent face-off with Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh region.
India and China are engaged in a diplomatic resolution of the stand-off. But on Nepal, Congress leader Karan Singh slammed the government for mishandling India-Nepal ties over a resolution in Nepal’s House of Representatives to adopt a new map claiming Indian territory.
The Nepal House of Representatives on June 13 unanimously adopted the Constitution Amendment Bill, paving the way for accommodating the updated political-administrative map in the national emblem which includes Indian areas of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.
The CWC will also discuss the Covid pandemic and its handling by the central government.