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Sonia Gandhi accuses Centre of being ‘adamant’ for avoiding discussion on India-China clash

New Delhi: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led Centre accusing the latter of being “adamant” for not holding discussions on India-China clash at Twang sector in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Government is being adamant and not holding a discussion on it. The public and the House are unable to know the real situation. Why is the Government not responding to the Chinese transgression?”

While speaking at the parliamentary party meeting, Sonia Gandhi expressed concerns over Chinese transgression.

Meanwhile, opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi held a protest in front of the Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises, demanding a discussion on the India-China faceoff at Tawang.

Despite the Defence Minister’s statements in both Houses of Parliament assuring that “our forces are committed to protecting our territorial integrity and will continue to thwart any attempt made on it”, Congress MPs Manickam Tagore and Manish Tewari gave Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the border situation with China.

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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