nov 25th, 2006
to be expected. now harish khare will publish xinhua propaganda pieces under his byline, too.
how much do they pay you, neena dear? is it, like, 30 silver coins? or has the price of treason gone up a lot (ah, inflation, i guess)?
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THE HINDU BUILDS A CASE FOR GIVING ARUNACHAL AWAY; WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO THIS THAN BY INDULGING IN BJP BASHING!!!
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Source: The Hindu (http://www.hinduonnet.com/2006/11/24/stories/2006112403601100.htm )
BJP ups the ante on Arunachal Pradesh
Why does the party now want Parliament to pass a resolution on the issue?
IN ITS eagerness to portray the Left parties as "anti-national" and corner the Government simultaneously, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now bent upon activities that can only be described politely as not in the best interests of the country.
A controversy over Arunachal Pradesh was unfortunately started just ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit by China's Ambassador to India, Sun Yuxi, through his remarks in a TV interview. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee was quick to respond, stating that the border State was an integral part of India. One would have thought better sense would prevail and political parties and the media would let matters rest. For, as everyone knows, Mr. Sun and Mr. Mukherjee were only stating the four-decade-old positions of their own countries.
The Hu Jintao visit is over and, by all accounts, it has furthered the bond between the two Asian giants. However, the principal Opposition party is clearly not happy that Mr. Hu went so far as to declare that the growth of Beijing-New Delhi relations could help accelerate the process of settling the boundary issue. The BJP has now declared its intention to bring the Arunachal Pradesh issue to Parliament in the form of a resolution. Its calculation — clearly expressed by some of its leaders — seems to be that the Left would not support such a resolution and the Government would also try to wriggle out of it. The BJP would then present itself as the only "national party" that keeps the supreme national interest in mind.