‘China is very nervous’: Kiren Rijiju on Beijing’s renaming of places in Arunachal Pradesh

Posted by

New Delhi: A day after Beijing changed the name of 30 places of Arunachal Pradesh, which China considers as its own, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the step showed the nervousness of India’s eastern neighbor.

Border areas left undeveloped during Congress regime: Rijiju

He said that while the border areas near China used to be left undeveloped during the Congress’ rule, things have changed now and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reversed the ‘negative border policy’ taken during the Congress regime.

“China has given some kind of names to some places in Arunachal Pradesh. We are very upset and reject these kinds of activities by the Chinese Govt. Our Govt has responded appropriately. I feel China is very nervous,” he said by the ANI.

#WATCH | Delhi: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju says, “China has given some kind of names to some places in Arunachal Pradesh…We are very upset and totally reject these kinds of activities by the Chinese Govt. Our Govt, External Affairs Ministry has responded appropriately. I feel… pic.twitter.com/3z06nIrzkx

— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2024

He added, “Earlier these border areas were left underdeveloped during Congress’ time…Chinese were very happy with the Congress Govt because Congress had the policy not to develop the border areas. PM Modi has reversed the negative border policy of the Congress party. China is feeling uncomfortable…That is why they are resorting to this unethical conduct…This is not 1962 India…If we are disturbed then we will respond…Nobody can change our status…What Congress says is furthering the propaganda of China.”

Centre slams China’s action

Earlier in the day, India rejected China’s renaming some places in Arunachal Pradesh as senseless. Issuing a statement, the Centre said that assigning “invented” names does not alter the reality that the state has and will always be an integral part of India.

“China has persisted with its senseless attempts to rename places in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. We firmly reject such attempts,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said.

He added, “Assigning invented names will not alter the reality that Arunachal Pradesh is, has been, and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India.”

Click to rate this post!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *