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    Rahul Gandhi: Why did government not insist on status quo ante?

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    Gandhi shared the statements put out by the Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministries after the talks between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

    Rahul Gandhi over LAC standoff: Why no mention of territorial sovereignty of Galwan valley?
    NEW DELHI: A day after the AICC cautiously welcomed the India-China agreement for disengagement of troops at faceoff spots, party leader Rahul Gandhi questioned the contours of the agreement by accusing the Modi government of “overlooking three paramount national interests”.

    With this, Gandhi has pitted Congress against the Modi regime and BJP in the larger political quest for tapping and identifying with the national sentiment over the border row and efforts to defuse tension.

    Tweeting a copy of the official statements issued by India and China, Gandhi asked: “National interest is paramount. GoI’s duty is to protect it. Then, 1. Why has status quo ante not been insisted on? 2. Why is China allowed to justify the murder of 20 unarmed jawans in our territory? 3. Why is there no mention of the territorial sovereignty of Galwan valley?”

    Meanwhile, the CPI Central Secretariat statement termed the agreement as a positive step toward normalising the situation and called for speedy negotiation for attaining status quo ante and peace. “While it is necessary to expedite phased and stepwise de-escalation in the India-China border areas, at the same time both the countries should respect and observe the pre-April status quo at the line of actual control,” it said.

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    33 Comments on this Story

    Narayan Goud Shagan33 days ago
    His DNA consists of Italian, Muslim, Brahmin. It is not pure Bharat, so he always loves and weeps for Terrorist Pakis and Rogue China.
    Ravindran Subramanyam33 days ago
    Can Rahul Gandhi kindly explain what was the actual content of the MOU signed between Congress party and CCP of China in 2008? Can Rahul Gandhi clarify as to why Manmohan Singh was so keen to gift away Siachen glacier as "mountain of peace" to China and Pakistan?! Can Rahul Gandhi elaborate as to why construction of roads in Leh were delayed thereby compromising national security and army' ability to move strategic logistics to border areas?? Did the MOU prevent the then government to modernise the army with snow fighting gear thereby compromising their lives?? Can Rahul Gandhi kindly justify as to why he is not attending parliamentary committee meetings on defence despite being a member? Why Rahul Gandhi did not visit the border areas along with parliamentary committee MPs? Why is Rahul Gandhi having more time to spend with Chinese diplomats and intelligence than in attending CCS??
    Ravindran Subramanyam33 days ago
    The Chinese intelligence and CCP have paid 30000 dollars for the 3 questions tweeted by Rahul Gandhi!!!! Now the electronic and print media should pose the following queries to Rahul Gandhi: 1) What does Rahul Gandhi mean by " status quo ante"? 2) is it the LAC prior to 1962? 3) In the aftermath of the disastrous 1962 conflict with China Nehru gifted nearly 43000 square kilometres in Aksai chin. 4) Is Rahul Gandhi aware of this Himalayan blunder by his great grand father Nehru and the absolutely useless Krishna Menon and his protege B M Kaul? 5) What does Rahul Gandhi say to nearly 670 square kilometres nibbled away by China during the decade long UPA era?
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