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We Demand A White Paper On India-China Border Dispute: Cong leader Manish Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari demanded a white paper from the Centre and also a discussion in Parliament regarding the India-China border dispute.

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Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari
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Congress has put forward a demand to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government for a white paper on the current situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) regarding the border tension with China. They also asked for a comprehensive discussion on the border dispute in the Parliament.

Claiming that the Indian Army has lost control over 26 of the 65 patrolling points on the LAC, the Congress party also demands the Centre to elaborate on the situation with more clarity. 

According to the reports, Congress leader Manish Tewari during a press conference, spoke about the central government's tendency of stalling any discussion on the border disputes in Parliament which the opposition parties have asked for. Tewari's claim comes days after the third anniversary of the Galwan conflict.

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While speaking about the matter Tewari mentioned that in 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reportedly said, "neither anyone has entered our border, nor any post is in the possession of others” during the Galwan clashes in an all-party meeting. But Teari points out that PM's statement sounded quite contradictory to what the Ministry of External Affairs had officially stated during the same Galwan clashes that the Chinese soldiers had allegedly intruded the border and set up tents on the Indian side.

Reportedly, Manish Tewari told the media, "As a responsible Opposition, we demand a comprehensive discussion on the India-China border dispute. We also demand that a white paper be issued on what is the truth of the developments that have happened on the LAC in the last three years,” Tewari said. “Is it true that buffer zones have been created within our borders? What did the government of India do to stop the transgressions on the LAC by China? Why was China not discussed even once in Parliament…?"

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