Govt Snoozing As China Occupied Doklam : Congress

| January 18 , 2018 , 15:38 IST

Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of misleading the nation over the Doklam issue. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed that China had constructed a two-storey watchtower, seven helipads and several military establishments in Doklam plateau, while the government was snoozing.

Accusing Modi and Sushma, Congress stated that, Indian Security and Strategic interests have been compromised. The satellite imagery and media reports suggest that China has established military base in Doklam accompanied by a full-fledged Chinese military complex.

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Surjewala said: "In October, Modiji announced at a public rally, Doklam issue as a victory. However, the satellite imagery released shows a negative side of the story."

The Chinese foreign ministry at the time of the disengagement of troops in August 2017 stated that they had withdrawn the troops from Doklam, but they will keep on patrolling the area, thus the Congress leader demanded to know how the issue of tri-junction at Doklam would be decided in future when the China had occupied the entire plateau.

Surjewala said “the Prime Minister has mastered the art of electoral rhetoric as he has failed misberaly to ensure the protection of our borders.”

"What if China occupies the entire Doklam plateau? Is the government, Prime Minister, Defence Minister, aware about these constructions?"