NEW DELHI/BANGALORE, April 28 � BJP today demanded that External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid�s visit to China on May 9 be cancelled over the issue of Chinese incursion in Ladakh and slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for calling it a �localised problem�, reports PTI.
The Government on its part said India is trying its best to deal with the incursion issue in a constructive manner, as the standoff between India and China on Chinese troops entering Indian territory a fortnight back continued.
BJP President Rajnath Singh said Khurshid should not visit China till it withdraws its army personnel from Depsang Valley in eastern Ladakh while party colleague Arun Jaitley said the Prime Minister�s remark gave an impression that the UPA government was treating the incursion as a �non-issue�.
�Despite all this, our Foreign Minister is going to China on a visit. I am sorry but I would humbly request the Prime Minister to stop the Foreign Minister. Till the time China leaves Ladakh and goes back, there should not be any visit to Beijing,� Singh said addressing the Matri Shree awards function in New Delhi. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said in Chennai that India is trying its best to deal with it in a constructive manner, and urged the media to be �extremely sensitive and responsible� when it comes to reportage with regard to matters of national security.