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UPA A Silent Spectator To Chinese Encroachment : Mulayam

Describing China as the biggest threat to the country, Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday  slammed the UPA for being a "silent spectator" to alleged Chinese encroachment of Indian territory.  "China has encroached
PTI May 01, 2010 20:18 IST
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Describing China as the biggest threat to the country, Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday  slammed the UPA for being a "silent spectator" to alleged Chinese encroachment of Indian territory. 

"China has encroached upon Indian land and is staking claim over areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh but the UPA government instead of taking up the issue with the neighbour and repudiating its claims, has remained a silent spectator," Yadav, a former defence minister, said addressing a function at SBRL Vaishya Academy in Mainpuri.

Terming China as the biggest threat to the country, he asked the central govenrment to take steps to preserve the country's territory. 

He said the dam being constructed on the Brahmaputra by China would adversely affect water availabilty on this side. 

Referring to the "clean-up" drive launched by the BSP against criminal elements, Yadav said no action has been taken against almost fifty per cent of the ministers with such a background who have been gathering money through unfair means. Reiterating that the Women's Reservation Bill in its present form would not serve the purpose, he demanded separate quota for SCs and backwards in the legislation. 

"If the government is really interested in the uplift of women they should reserve 50 per cent seats for girls in technical institutions", Yadav said. PTI