Contrary to Modi’s statement, Ladakh status quo changed: Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday once again slammed the BJP-led Central government over the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) issue, saying contrary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement it is “undeniable” that the status quo in Ladakh’s Galwan valley has been changed by China in April this year.

In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said, “Foreign Ministry and PLA (People’s Liberation Army) of China once again assert their claim to the entire Galwan Valley and demand that India should vacate the valley. Extraordinary demand.”

“Will BJP-led NDA government once again reassert India’s claim and demand that status quo ante must be restored?” he questioned.

“Contrary to what the Prime Minister said, it is undeniable that the status quo was changed by Chinese troops in April-June 2020. People are watching if the Modi government will succeed in restoring the status quo ante,” the Congress leader said.

Chidambaram was referring to Modi’s statement made on Friday during the all party meeting that “China did not occupy the Indian land”.

Extraordinary demand!

With inputs from The Economic Times