NEW DELHI: Ahead of the parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out a stern message stating that Parliament will unequivocally stand behind the soldiers braving Chinese aggression on Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Prime Minister, while speaking to the media ahead of Monsoon session, stated categorically that the parliamentarians will send out a message of their unequivocal support to brave jawans facing hardships on the border.
“In one voice, one pledge and one feeling, we will send out a message to the soldiers that we are with them,” the Prime Minister said.
“We stand with the soldiers braving difficult terrain on borders. Parliament in one voice will send a message to those soldiers manning our borders that we are with them,” the Prime Minister stated. He also mentioned that the situations are set to become tougher due to the onset of winters that marks heavy snowfall on the border area.
“This Parliament, and especially this session have another responsibility. Today, when our soldiers are holding fort on borders, on hilly and difficult terrain, and snowfall is likely after some time, I believe that all members of the Parliament will give an unequivocal message that the country stands with our soldiers,” the Prime Minister said.
The message from Prime Minister comes in view of the ongoing standoff at the India-China border in Eastern Ladakh.
India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs and KongrungNala. The situation worsened after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in June.
However, during the ongoing session, the Opposition has made it clear that it wants details from the government regarding the present situation on the India-China border.
Responding to the Prime Minister, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor told ANI, “There is no doubt that all of us stand with the soldiers. However, the government should tell Parliament what is the situation on the border.”
The Prime Minister also expressed gratitude towards the parliamentarians for choosing duty over COVID-19. “When our soldiers are holding fort on borders on hilly and difficult terrain, snowfall is likely after some time, Parliament in one voice and one feeling and pledge will give the message to those soldiers. We stand with these soldiers. The parliament will send out this message. Keep yourself safe during COVID-19 pandemic. This is my personal prayer,” the Prime Minister said.