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China posing security threat to India: BJP

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 10 � MP and former Cabinet Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday demanded of the Government to come up before the Parliament about the level of security preparedness in the Northern and the North East borders to thwart any nefarious Chinese design.

Addressing media persons here, the senior BJP leader said that the Government should learn from past experiences and step up developmental programmes in the North East including connectivity to secure the borders.

"Though the neighbouring countries have implicitly and explicitly exhibited their animosity towards India, the Central Government is yet to take concrete steps. The Government of India has not been able to provide strong logistics for the security of the country and all borders including the North East are insecure," Joshi said.

Joshi described the defence programmes and infrastructural developments in the North East as not up to the mark. "The National Highway connecting different parts of North East specially from point of view of defence are not in good shape and in some places the highway is in shambles," rued the BJP leader adding that when India knew about the Chinese preparation on the other side of the border it was unfortunate that the developmental programmes had not been stepped up on a war footing in the region.

"There should be no dearth of money for ensuring the security of the country and people," he stressed.

On the other hand, Joshi slammed the UPA Government for failing to control the prices of all essential items including food grain. He said that lack of a relevant economic policy was compounding the woes of the common men.

"Food prices are at an all time high, inflation is rising, export is dwindling, manufacturing has slowed down and the revenue earnings have also fallen. Everyone is giving false hope about price control right from the Prime Minister to Finance Minister and Planning Commission," accused Joshi.

Demanding food security for all and a scientific assessment of poverty in the country, Joshi challenged the UPA Government to declare a hunger free India. He said that the Government was more concerned with statistical games rather than solve the problems of the poor.

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China posing security threat to India: BJP

GUWAHATI, Nov 10 � MP and former Cabinet Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday demanded of the Government to come up before the Parliament about the level of security preparedness in the Northern and the North East borders to thwart any nefarious Chinese design.

Addressing media persons here, the senior BJP leader said that the Government should learn from past experiences and step up developmental programmes in the North East including connectivity to secure the borders.

"Though the neighbouring countries have implicitly and explicitly exhibited their animosity towards India, the Central Government is yet to take concrete steps. The Government of India has not been able to provide strong logistics for the security of the country and all borders including the North East are insecure," Joshi said.

Joshi described the defence programmes and infrastructural developments in the North East as not up to the mark. "The National Highway connecting different parts of North East specially from point of view of defence are not in good shape and in some places the highway is in shambles," rued the BJP leader adding that when India knew about the Chinese preparation on the other side of the border it was unfortunate that the developmental programmes had not been stepped up on a war footing in the region.

"There should be no dearth of money for ensuring the security of the country and people," he stressed.

On the other hand, Joshi slammed the UPA Government for failing to control the prices of all essential items including food grain. He said that lack of a relevant economic policy was compounding the woes of the common men.

"Food prices are at an all time high, inflation is rising, export is dwindling, manufacturing has slowed down and the revenue earnings have also fallen. Everyone is giving false hope about price control right from the Prime Minister to Finance Minister and Planning Commission," accused Joshi.

Demanding food security for all and a scientific assessment of poverty in the country, Joshi challenged the UPA Government to declare a hunger free India. He said that the Government was more concerned with statistical games rather than solve the problems of the poor.