Chinese in Arunachal: War of Words inside BJP
Guwahati: The concern of Chinese incursion in Arunachal Pradesh has triggered a war of words amongst BJP MPs as Arunachal Pradesh BJP MP Tapir Gao as he refuted BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy’s claims of China crossing into Indian territory.
Lok Sabha MP Gao added that no incursion has taken place during Modi regime.
He tweeted, “I met Subramanian Swamy in Central Hall, Parliament on 2 Dec at 10:35 AM, when he asked about Chinese intrusion I told him that during 1962 war China occupied 2-3 locations during Congress regime but no fresh incursion has taken place during Modi regime; unfortunately he has misquoted me.”
Earlier, Swamy said, “Today I met Tapir Gao BJP LS MP of Arunachal. He told me AP people wanted that I also focus on Arunachal. He told me that China PLA has already crossed Macmahon Line in three parallel columns halfway down south of the State. Early next year I will go to AP.”
However, immediately after Gao’s tweet, Swamy on Friday said that he did not state any date in his tweet. “I did not state any date except to say that China had already occupied territory. Even if China had occupied it in 1962 and had built pucca villages thereafter why were we sleeping since 2014 and 18 one to one meetings? Was it ever raised with Xi?”
Two days back, Swamy claimed that his question in Parliament related to Chinese incursion was dropped citing national interest.