Congress raises Tawang clash to avoid questioning Rajiv Gandhi Foundation’s FCRA license: Amit Shah

Congress MPs disrupted the Question Hour in Lok Sabha Tuesday, Amit Shah said, by raising the Tawang clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers to avoid asking about the money the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) got from China and controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s organization.

In response to the Opposition’s demand for a discussion on reports of clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector, the meeting was abruptly adjourned until noon.

Amit Shah told the media outside Parliament that after the adjournment, the RGF had accepted a grant of over one crore rupees from the Chinese Embassy and a 50 lakh rupees from Naik. According to the minister, while the Congress claimed that the money from the embassy was to be used for research on the relationship between India and China, the nation wanted to know whether the research would address the issue of land that India lost in the 1962 war.

Upon viewing the question hour list, I understood Congress’ anxiety (by seeing question number 5). I asked about the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation’s (RGF’s) Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence being canceled. In Parliament, I’d have told them Rajiv Gandhi Foundation got a grant of Rs 1.35 crore from the Chinese Embassy between 2005 and 2007, which wasn’t appropriate. The Home Ministry cancelled its registration, he said, according to ANI.

Shah said that Manmohan Singh’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh had raised questions in China. BJP won’t allow any land incursions. We won’t leave an inch behind. ‘Our soldiers have shown great bravery; theyΒ have saved our land,’ he said.

In 2010, the Union Minister also raised the issue of the Chinese issuing paper visas to Jammu and Kashmir residents.

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