PM Modi and not Rajnath Singh must answer on border issue in Parliament: Congress

The Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “running away” from a debate in Parliament on the situation along the border with China.

The Opposition said PM Modi and not the defence minister must answer on this issue.

In a statement, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh asked after two years of a protracted “disengagement”, what emboldened the Chinese to try taking over the Indian post in the Yangtse area of Tawang.

On Monday, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari has given a Suspension of Business Notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha and party MP Manish Tewari has given an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the border issue with China.

Tewari urged the Government to discuss China’s attempts to infiltrate the Indian border and despite all this, the growing trade between India and China.

In the letter, Tewari said, ” I demand that this House suspends Zero Hour and other relevant rules relating to Question Hour and other businesses of the day to have a detailed discussion on the grave situation at the border with China in the Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh.” “This is the first physical clash between the two armies since August 2020 which took place at Rinchen La in eastern Ladakh. We have had the Hon’ble Defence Minister give a statement. However, there are crucial questions that need to be asked,” he added.