Nothing to conceal on issue of Chinese incursion: Govt
New Delhi: The government today said it has nothing to conceal on the issue of Chinese incursion even as BJP accused it of "weak response".
"Defence Minister (A K Antony) will be making a statement in the House on the press reports about Chinese intrusion, occupation of Indian territories. In Lok Sabha he will do it at 1 PM and in Rajya Sabha at 3 PM," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told reporters outside Parliament House.
"The government has nothing to hide, nothing to conceal.This is a matter of national interest, national importance. Everything will be made clear. As and when it is required we will discuss it," he said.
BJP leader Prakash Javadekar attacked the government saying that it may maintain that nothing has happened but reports emanating from the border and the account by eyewitnesses say that "Indian Army is being prohibited from patrolling in areas inside the Line of Control on the Indian side".
"The situation on China border and reports from China border are very disturbing. We and the whole country are concerned about what is happening on the border….
"We can definitely resolve the issue. But there has to be a political will and a preparedness by the government. But there is a complete lack of will. I fail to understand why the government is adopting such a weak response towards China," Javadekar said.
He referred to the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Russia to attend the G-20 summit, where the Chinese leadership is also present, and asked, "Whether the Prime Minister will talk to the Chinese Prime Minister or not. Why he is not talking to the Chinese leader and calling a spade a spade. We demand that the Prime Minister must talk to his Chinese counterpart."
The BJP leader said that his party will raise the issue in Parliament and that he will also write to the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence to take up these issues on priority basis.