Rajnath demands explanation on border defence pact with China

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    BJP Wednesday demanded an explanation from the Centre on the issue of Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) that India had inked with China recently and alleged a number of its conditions were against the interest of the country.
    "Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang had inked a pact on Border Defence Cooperation Agreement on October 23. Under Article six of the agreement, if Chinese forces entered into Indian side while patrolling, then India will not be able to push them back, which means that Indian forces will not be able to chase them," BJP Presidednt Rajnath Singh told reporters in Indore.

    The BJP leader arrived here to campaign in Malwa Nimar region ahead of the November 25 Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

    "According to another condition of the agreement, India will not be able to create any basic infrastructure for defence purpose on the India-China border," he said and asked whether India's surveillance planes will have to seek permission from China before flying.

    The BJP President said India, instead of getting strategic advantage at diplomatic level in the matter, is in a situation where it may face strategic losses because of certain conditions of the agreement.

    Rajnath also criticised the Prime Minister for not taking into confidence Parliament and the Opposition before signing such an important agreement and said he (the PM) must tell the nation that why he did not build up a prior consensus on the issue.

    When China did not even respect the Line of Actual Control, then there was no point in signing BDCA agreement with it on the issue, he expressed.

    Referring to Daulat Beg Oldi sector where Chinese forces had remained stationed for 21 days by setting up tents, he said "I don't know what kind of a deal took place that while their (Chinese) forces went back, Indian government has ensured demolition of its own bunkers."

    Rajnath Singh also expressed strong reservations on the issue of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor Sartaj Aziz's meeting with Kashmir's separatist forces groups in New Delhi.

    "Sartaj had given prior message that he will talk to Kashmir's separatists in New Delhi. This meeting was against the standards of international diplomatic norms and despite that I don't know why Indian government had given permission for it," he said.

    The BJP President also said he considers the "economic corridor" being developed between China and Pakistan as a "defence corridor" and demanded from the Centre to give its reaction on the issue.

    Later, Rajnath Singh addressed two poll meetings at Khandwa and Dhar in support of BJP candidates Devendra Verma and Neena Verma respectively.

    While praising Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's development-oriented policies, he criticised the Centre for the rising inflation and corruption.

    He also charged Congress with dividing the country on communal lines for the sake of its vote-bank politics and asked the Muslim community to remain alert on the issue.

    Rajnath demands Centre's explanation on border defence pact with China - Indian Express
     
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    BJP demands Centre to scrap border defence pact with China

    BJP today demanded the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA), which India had inked with China last month, to be scrapped describing it against the interest of the country.

    "The Section 6 of the Pact states that if a Chinese solider enters Indian territory while patrolling, his Indian soldiers could not chase him away. It is against the national interest and should be scrapped," BJP President Rajnath Singh told reporters here today.

    "The Pact was done without taking the Parliament in confidence... This is cheating the country... It should immediately be scrapped," Singh said, further questioning that when the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China was not earmarked then how it would be defined whether a Chinese soldier had violated the border. "The status quo should be maintained on the Indo-China border," he demanded.

    On China's practise of issuing stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh, Singh said this would be stopped or otherwise if BJP comes to power, India would start the similar practise for people of Tibet.

    On India's foreign policy, Singh said that if BJP comes to power it would adopt the cooperation policy but the national interest would always remain supreme. Talking about party leader Nitin Gadkari's allegations that Congress leaders had relation with terrorists, Singh said that it was a subject which should be investigated. "This should be investigated... Congress has always adopted a soft attitude towards terrorists," he alleged.

    Reacting to Congress leaders' comments on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Singh said that whenever anyone praises the Gujarat Chief Minister everyone in Congress becomes uncomfortable. "After a foreign bank studied on the future possibilities of Modi, entire Congress had been after it," he claimed.

    Singh, however, rubbished allegations of tickets being given to party leaders' son, saying that all those who were given a chance to contest had worked hard to earn it.

    BJP demands Centre to scrap border defence pact with China - India - DNA
     

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