Union Home Minister condemns opposition’s behavior in Parliament
Union Home & Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah in a statement given to the media in parliament complex highly condemned opposition’s behavior in Parliament on 13 December, 2022
Shri Amit Shah said, “I strongly criticise the Opposition parties, particularly the Congress party, for disrupting and stalling the Question Hour in Parliament today. When the Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh was ready to make a statement on the issue in Parliament, there was no need or logic behind the Congress party and other Opposition parties stalling the Question Hour”.
“Today, there is the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the country and Shri Narendra Modi is our Prime Minister. I want to categorically state that till the time there is the Bharatiya Janata Party government and Shri Narendra Modi ji is our Prime Minister no one can encroach even an inch of our land”.
Our valiant soldiers defended our motherland
On the night of December 08 and in the morning of December 09 our brave jawans showed exemplary valour on the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. I commend and salute our brave soldiers for their courage. Our valiant soldiers defended our motherland and within a few hours of the infiltration by the Chinese soldiers, they were made to retreat from our motherland. My salute and kudos to our brave soldiers for protecting our motherland.
Scrapping of FCRA registration of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
• Shri Amit Shah said the Congress party tried to stall the Question Hour because the fifth question during the Question Hour was related to the scrapping of the FCRA registration of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
• The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 2005-06 and 2006-07 got the financial aid of Rs 1.35 crores from the Chinese embassy. The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation was registered to do social work, but the Chinese embassy gave the money to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation to do research work on the development of Indo-China relations, which is against the law as per the FCRA rules.
• Since the money given by the Chinese embassy to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation was not as per the FCRA law and guidelines, a notice was served to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. The Union Home Ministry served notices to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and followed all legal procedures before cancelling the FCRA registration of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
China illegally occupying thousands of hectares of Indian land in 1962
Shri Amit Shah said, “Did the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation do any research on China illegally occupying thousands of hectares of Indian land in 1962; did the Foundation studied how the love and affection of Nehru ji for China cost India the permanent seat in the UN Security Council; did the Foundation studied the Congress party giving dinner to top officials of the Chinese embassy during the peak of tensions at Galwan? What was the outcome of such research done of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation?”
Shri Amit Shah said when there was the Congress party government in the country in 2006 the Chinese embassy had staked its claim on Arunachal Pradesh and entire NEFA. China had then refused giving visa to Congress Chief Minister Dorji Khandu saying that Arunachal Pradesh was part of China. Did the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation also do any research on this topic?
He said China had strongly objected to the then Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh on October 13, 2009. Following threat by the Chinese government in 2011 the then Congress party government had stopped border infrastructure development works and road construction work in Demchok. Why these were works stopped, did the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation also do research on this?
The Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust on July 7, 2011 gave Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation Rs 50 lakh as grant. What was the purpose and motive behind the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust giving money to Zakir Naik?, Shri Shah asked.