Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting about the India-China border face-off on Friday. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in the Monday night brawl and 19 others happen to be injured.
“In order to go over your situation inside the India-China border areas, Prime Minister @narendramodi has called to have an all-party meeting at 5 PM on 19th June. Presidents of various political parties would get involved in this virtual meeting,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had tweeted on Wednesday.
News agency? ANI? reported that 20 parties will attend the virtual meeting through which home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president JP? Nadda can also be present. The defence minister had personally invited and called all leaders with respect to PM Modi on Thursday,? ANI? further reported.
Indian Army officials claimed 43 Chinese were killed or seriously injured within the incident on June 15.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that the country has gotten the incident in Galwan Valley very seriously.
“We all pay tributes into the martyred Army officers and soldiers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made clear India’s view over what was accomplished by the neighbouring country China,” the PIB release quoted him as saying.
“India has had this incident very seriously,” the senior BJP leader said. PM Modi had said ahead of a meeting with the chief ministers on the Covid-19 situation that India is a peace-loving country but can give befitting reply if provoked.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will attend today’s meeting, news agency PTI quoted sources from the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Banerjee, the TMC chief, had on Wednesday said the Centre’s go on to call the all-party meeting to go about your situation was a right decision.
She had skipped the primary ministers’ meeting in the Covid-19 situation because West Bengal had not been given time and energy to speak through the video-conference.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh, meanwhile, claimed they may have not been invited to Friday’s meeting. “A strange ego-ridden government is running at the Centre. The Aam Aadmi Party has a government in Delhi. This is basically the main Opposition party in Punjab. Still the BJP does not want AAP’s opinion on such an important matter, though there are four MPs all over the country. What is going to the prime minister say in the meeting, the entire country is waiting for it,” Singh tweeted in Hindi on Thursday.
The Congress, meanwhile, has been attacking authorities across the incident in Ladakh. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had earlier questioned whether or not the Indian soldiers were sent to the web page of the clash in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley “unarmed”. Foreign minister S? Jaishankar had hit back, saying the soldiers were carrying arms but did not open fire following protocols.
Twenty Indian Army personnel, together with a colonel, were killed inside a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night, the largest military confrontation in over five decades containing significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff between your two neighbours.