New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Two days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised questions on Indian foreign policy, Congress Chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that the government is creating myth on Chinese transgression through media and the Chinese have still occupied the Indian territory at Depsang Plains and Pangong Tso lake and still building additional army deployment, which is indicative of an impending danger.
Addressing a press conference here, Surjewala asked, “What is the meaning of Defence Minister’s statement that there is no guarantee of resolving the issue through talks and has the government accepted that it can’t resolve the issue?”
The Congress wanted to know from the government, “in how many days status quo ante of prior to May 5 will be restored and what is the government policy on it?”
“Is China involved in construction at Daulat Beg Oldi and Depsang? What is the government doing about it? Has China occupied Finger 4 to 8 at Pangong Tso lake area?” Surjewala questioned.
He said, Chinese occupation on Indian land is unacceptable and there would be no compromise on territorial integrity and national security.
“Congress party and the citizens of the country have said repeatedly that it is with the Armed Forces and the government on this issue, but it’s regrettable that the government and the Prime Minister is creating confusion through media on Chinese incursions and not even bothering to restore status quo ante”, alleged Surjewala.
The Congress leader said that the confusion spread by the government is neither “service to the nation nor it’s patriotism.”
Surjewala posted facts in favour of his argument.
He said, that the Prime Minister during the all party meet on June 19 had said that no body has entered our territory nor our any post has been occupied, but on June 26 Indian Ambassador to China said that he hoped it will recede towards the LAC. Prior to this, External Affairs Minister had said on June 17 that China is building across the Line of Actual Control in the Galwan Valley.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday hitting out at the government over China’s intrusion in India, had said, “The question is why the Chinese choose this particular time to move. What is it about the India’s situation that has made it act in such an aggressive way. What is about this moment of time to have the confidence that they can move against country like India?”
The Congress MP from Kerala’s Wayanad said that to understand this, one has to go to multiple spaces. He said that the countries are protected not by a particular way, but by a confluence of systems of foreign relationships, neighbourhood, economy and the feeling and vision people have. And what has happened over the last six years that all those areas that India has been disturbed and disrupted, Rahul Gandhi had said.