All-party meet on LAC: ‘PM gave convincing answers; not the time to point fingers’ | India News

NEW DELHI: After opposition parties raised questions over PM Narendra Modi‘s remarks over the Ladakh stand-off on Friday at the all-party meet, several leaders from different parties have said that the PM gave convincing answers and the nation should be united at this time.
During the all-party meeting, PM Modi has said that nobody had intruded India’s borders and none of the posts had come under anyone’s custody. The opposition had asked if there was no transgression by the Chinese military in Galwan Valley, then where did Indian soldiers die.
Saying that he was concerned by the “manufactured controversy” surrounding the all-party meet, Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy asserted that this is the time to “showcase our unity and solidarity” with our armed forces and not the time to point fingers or find faults.
He added, “Hon’ble PM and other Ministers gave very convincing answers at the APM. Nation is and should be united on this subject. Unity brings strength and division exhibits weakness.”

Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang also said that PM Modi’s remarks were crystal clear in reaffirming India’s stand on the China issue.
“It was reassuring to hear that the government won’t compromise on India’s interests. Everybody also had great faith in our forces to vanquish any evil design,” he said in a tweet.

A tweet shared by Telangana CM’s office said that we may have differences in our politics but we are united by our patriotism.
“PM spoke on our behalf when he paid tribute to armed forces and assured India’s interests will always be protected. We are happy with the all-party meeting,” it said.

Chief minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma also supported PM Modi’s remarks, saying he spoke extensively on the India-China situation.
“His answers clearly reflected India’s strong stand when it comes to safeguarding our sovereignty. All other ‘commentary’ may be best ignored. It’s not factual or desired,” Sangma added.

Clarifying the remarks, the government on Saturday said that attempts are being made to give “mischievous interpretation” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks at the all-party meeting that no one has entered Indian territory or captured any military post while referring to the Galwan Valley clash in eastern Ladakh.
“As regards transgression of LAC, it was clearly stated that the violence in Galwan on 15 June arose because Chinese side was seeking to erect structures just across the LAC and refused to desist from such actions,” clarified the PMO.
“Prime Minister was clear that India would respond firmly to any attempts to transgress the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In fact, he specifically emphasized that in contrast to the past neglect of such challenges, Indian forces now decisively counter any violations of LAC (unhe rokte hain, unhe tokte hain),” said the statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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