Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Reaction of Arunachal over Chinese Ambassador's claim

It isn't that the claim made by Chinese Ambassador Sun Yuxi on Arunachal Pradesh has had any effect on the political scenario of the state. In fact, it had totally jolted the system and made the Chief Minister of the State Gegong Apang to air dash to New Delhi to discuss the matter with the authorities concerned. Let's see what the local media has say on this statement.

The Arunachal Times reports-

"Cutting across political lines, majority of the political parties here opined that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India"

The State's Rajya Sabha member Nabum Rebia has urged New Delhi to convey Beijing in an unambigous term that "Arunachal Pradesh has been, is and would remain an integral part of the Republic of India". Also in a letter to Union External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, he has termed the statement of Chinese Ambassador few days ahead of the official visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao and when the relation between the two Asian giants touching an all time high as unfortunate and irresponsible.

BJP's Arunachal unit president Tapen Siga said, "The Centre should initiate dialogue with China and should ensure that such statement should not be issued in the future." He further added that such a claim would never be accepted by the people of Arunachal.


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