Calling upon the government to ensure justice for 20 Indian soldiers killed in India-China face-off in Ladakh, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday in his statement urged the government that anything less would be a historic betrayal of the people’s faith.
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement at the All-party meeting, former PM that said that the Prime Minister must always be mindful of the implications of his words and declarations on our nation’s security as also strategic and territorial interests.
Manmohan Singh in his statement said: “We remind the Government that disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy or decisive leadership.”
“The truth cannot be suppressed by having pliant allies spout comforting but false statements,” added Manmohan Singh.
“At this moment, we stand at historic cross-roads. Our Government’s decisions and actions will have serious bearings on how the future generations perceive us. Those who lead us bear the weight of a solemn duty. And in our democracy that responsibility rests with the office of the Prime Minister,” former PM said. He added, “China is illegally seeking to claim parts of Indian territory such as the Galwan Valley and the Pangong Tso Lake by committing multiple incursions between April 2020 till date. We cannot and will not be cowed down by threats and intimidation nor permit a compromise with our territorial integrity. The Prime Minister cannot allow them to use his words as a vindication of their position and must ensure that all organs of the government work together to tackle this crisis and prevent it from escalating further.” Emphasising that India cannot and will not be cowed down by threats and intimidation nor permit a compromise with our territorial integrity.
Manmohan Singh also stated that “This is the Moment when we must stand together as a nation and be united in our response to this brazen threat”
Meanwhile, the BJP today responded to Former PM Manmohan Singh’s attack over PM Narendra Modi, BJP president J P Nadda tweeted. “Dr Manmohan Singh belongs to the same party which: Helplessly surrendered over 43,000 km of Indian territory to the Chinese!”