BJP cancels meeting with Dalai Lama to avoid 'upsetting' China

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  1. Singh

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    As he prepares for his visit to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is cutting the ground from beneath his own feet by distancing himself from the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, all the while promoting India as the founding Buddhist nation.

    A scheduled meeting between BJP president Amit Shah and the Dalai Lama on May 2 in Dharamshala was cancelled by the BJP leader at the last minute because the PM did not want the Chinese to be upset with the senior BJP leadership meeting the Tibetan spiritual leader they deem to be “splittist,” BJP sources confirmed.

    “The prime minister will surely meet His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, upon his return from China. In fact, the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday is soon coming up in July…The BJP president cancelled his meeting with the Dalai Lama because the government did not want the Chinese to be upset with the meeting on the eve of the PM’s visit to China,” BJP sources said.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3076031/BJP-cancels-meeting-Dalai-Lama-avoid-upsetting-China.html
     
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    Stupid decision. However would like to see corroboration from some other media source also.
     
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    Need more sources... don't believe presstitutes.
     
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    Politically prudent.

    However, ridiculous.
     
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    BJP is good at bullying minorities, beating up women who wear jeans, etc. But when it comes to China or Pakistan, they surrender without a whimper.
     
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    rather than a surrender, It reveals 1. diplomatic pragmatism of India (BJP ) and 2. waning usefulness of the Lama card.
     
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    If true, how is this NDA government different from UPA? We criticized UPA for always being worried about upsetting the dragon at the expense of National interest.

    Hope this turns out to be another twisted news by media.
     
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    When u sat on the opposition bench your job was to criticize (safely) - critique for critique's sake often enough, while not being held accountable for decisions taken.

    Now that BJP/NADA is the ruling why risk irking the dragon a world power for no gains at the expense of your diplomatic leeway, needless to say the presumed trump card has been an hype?

    Not news twisted for sure - otherwise Modi shouldn't go to Beijing for self humiliation. Chinese are known for tit-for-tat retaliations.
     
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    Modi well on his way to becoming Hajpayee? I wish BJP gets demolished so a new blatantly pro-Hindu party comes into play.
     
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    Silly decision, read some in some sources that Modi will visit the Dalai Lama when he returns.
     
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    India lodges protest with China against PoK deal with Pak.
     
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    India should question China's commitment to peace when its funds world biggest factory of terrorists pointed against India.
     
  17. Jatt.Hindustan

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    What air force do you have to threaten China with?

    Remember Rommel said fighting without airforce is like sword v gun.

    Also, real pro hindu party means bloodbath.

    Better few years down the line, with stronger more streamlined military and economy.

    Blatant pro Hindu party means some Ksytrias getting up on a stage calling for Christian, Muslim and Secular (Sufi Christian) heads.

    Mountains of Skulls, and true justice.

    Not time yet, we need more arms.

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    No, India doesn't need to do that since India herself is funding the terrorism within this so called "world biggest factory of terrorists".
     
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    "India First" and all those things aside, Modi and the Chinese are good buddies.

    It is certainly not Tibet First.

    He is also learning from the Chinese how to turn the population into labour bots, if his labour law reform is any indication.
     
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    Better than dying in street due to hunger.Tibet is thing of past and no one can strip tibet from china at the time so it's better to live with it.

    We are not Pakistan who can't do business with India without mentioning the K word. Dalai lama is spiritual figure and Indian PM don't need his approval before to go to china.
     
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    Try harder.
     

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