Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrives at Delhi residence form Rajasthan today
Sarma in a tweet said, “In his love for China, Rahul Gandhi crosses all boundaries. Despite video evidence to the contrary, he says that Indian soldiers are beaten by the Chinese. How can anyone hate India and Indian army so much?”
Sarma recently said that it is army prerogative to state what to say and when to say and whom to take into confidence.
Talking to mediapersons, Sarma, “Indian army is engaging in a critical battle with China in Tawang, it is eyeball to eyeball. We have all seen how the Indian army is taking on China in videos.”
He added, “It is the army which will decide how to say, what to say and to what extent one needs to be taken into confidence. Information sharing depends on the army’s overall strategy.”
When asked that AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has asked the government to take opposition leaders to Tawang, he said, “Will Owaisi go to Tawang, he will get mad. If any information is shared with Owaisi you never know where it will lend up.”
He said, “Just see the videos, see what the Indian army has done to the Chinese army.”
Sarma said, “Let Congress explain first why it took money from China in the Rajiv Gandhi foundation. I am saying that as Himanta Biswa Sarma, not as chief minister till Congress explains this, they must not be given even one percent information about these clashes. Till Congress proves itself clean, for nobody knows what relations it has with others. You took one and half crore that is a matter of record but before this we do not know how much your leader has taken.”
He added, “Congress leaders having dinner with Ambassadors. So no information should be given to Congress. Congress credibility is doubtful and till it makes a media statement on the funds, they must not be shared with any information. If there is discussion in parliament, Congress will listen and Congress must not be shared with any information.”
Sarma said, “We have full confidence in the army. The Defence minister on the suggestion of the army will say what can be said.”
In certain areas along the LAC in the Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh there are areas of differing perception, wherein both sides patrol the area up to their claim lines. This has been the trend since 2006.
On December 9, PLA troops contacted the LAC in Tawang Sector which was contested by their own troops in a firm and resolute manner. This face-off led to minor injuries to few personnel from both sides. Both sides immediately disengaged from the area.
Sarma on Friday on a visit to Lakhimpur district virtually inaugurated and launched an aggregate of 28 developmental projects worth a total of Rs. 1,031.68 crore aimed at radical transformation of the north-bank district.
The Chief Minister said the projects inaugurated and launched today have the capability to radically transform Lakhimpur into one of the most developed districts in the State. The Chief Minister said a bridge over river Subansiri at Ghunasuti had been a long-standing demand of the public and this demand is now on the verge of being met at a cost of Rs. 383 crores.
He exuded confidence the construction of the bridge would be completed before 2026. He said the overall development of Lakhimpur district was a top-most priority for the current dispensation. The Chief Minister also stated that the government had been working tirelessly for the past one-and-a-half year in eradication of poverty among the vulnerable sections of the State.
He said the state of peace, tranquillity and brotherhood observed in Assam in the last one-and-a-half year has been helpful to the government in giving shape to its ambitions for the State and its residents. In days to come, the State will be counted among the most progressive States in the country, if such conditions that favour growth and development continue to prevail.