Congress firm on ‘meaningful discussion’ over India-China clash

New Delhi: A day after staging a walk out from the Rajya Sabha, Congress on Tuesday gave Suspension of Business Notice under Rule 267 for “meaningful discussion” over India-China clash in Twang sector of Arunachal Pradesh.

Submitting the notice, Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain expressed his desire to have a “meaningful discussion over the status quo of clash between India and China.” He has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the the Union government to make a statement in the matter.

Meanwhile, another party MP Rajni Patil also gave the notice, stressing upon teh discussion of the take of India over the alleged illegal encroachment of land by neighboring country China.

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Earlier on Monday, the Joint Opposition walked out from the on-going Winter Session of Rajya Sabha after the chair rejected their demand to hold a discussion over the clash.

The Leader of Opposition and Congress’ chief Mallikarjun Kharge said, “They (China) are encroaching on our land. If we don’t discuss this issue then what else should we discuss? We are ready for discussion on this issue in the House.”

India-China Face Off At Twang

A face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9 led to minor injuries “to a few personnel” from both sides. After which, both sides immediately disengaged from the area.

However, this caused panic in the nation hinting at the possible invasion and illegal encroachment of land by China.

Sources said, as a follow-up of the incident, India’s Commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with his counterpart to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace and tranquillity.

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