Kirti Azad terms UPA government insensitive, corrupt

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 07:20 hrs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Wednesday termed the Congress-led UPA government as absolutely insensitive and corrupt.

"I can simply say that this government is absolutely insensitive. Lesser you talk about this government, the better it is. They have not bothered expect for corruption and raising prices in the country," Azad said when asked about fresh reports of incursions by the Chinese troops across unresolved Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

"They (UPA) are happy with whatever is going on. They have not bothered about Jammu and Kashmir. They have not bothered about internal security. They simply want to loot the nation," he added.

The Chinese troops intruded into Chumar area in the Leh-Ladakh sector that had sparked off tensions between New Delhi and Beijing in April, and threatened the locals in Hindi over two weeks ago.

The troops also broke the high-resolution cameras set up by the Indian Army had set up in the area a month ago.

The incident took place on June 17 when a Chinese patrol intruded into the Indian side and dismantled the cameras set up in Chumar.

The Chinese troops threatened the locals in Hindi, and asked them to vacate the area. They claimed the area to be their own.

The incident was reported to the government by Indian intelligence agencies and confirmed by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. According to the DNA the incident was kept under wraps as the government did not want another international controversy while it was also battling the Uttarakhand floods.

This incident took place ahead of Defence Minister A.K. Antony's visit to China earlier this month.

Antony held delegation level talks with his counterpart Gen. Chang Wanquan in Beijing during his four-day official visit to China last week.

During the meetings, both sides discussed a number of issues relating to bilateral defence relations, exchanges and interactions between the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces of both countries and the regional and international security situation.

It was also agreed that in the meanwhile, both countries will make joint efforts to maintain peace and tranquility on the borders and take measures to strengthen communication and coordination at various levels between the border guarding forces. (ANI)

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