Amidst the ongoing border dispute with China, the controversy has started deepening over the participation of some opposition leaders in the program of the Chinese Embassy. In fact, the centenary celebrations were organized by the Chinese Embassy on the completion of 100 years of the Communist Party of China. CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja, Lok Sabha MP S. Senthilkumar, and G Devarajan of Forward Bloc. Now after the participation of the leaders of the Left parties in this program, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s West Bengal State President Dilip Ghosh has attacked the opposition leaders. Dilip Ghosh said that ‘these leaders have been supporting Chinese communists for decades. Those people also call the president of China as their president. They trust Russia and China but not India. People have rejected these leaders. That is why not a single MP of his party is from West Bengal.
BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi on going to the program of Chinese Embassy of Communist Leaders said that ‘It is very objectionable that the leaders of Left parties of India participate in the program of Chinese Embassy to complete 100 years of Communist Party of China. China constantly threatens and constantly supports Pakistan, keeps our borders insecure. These people should stay away in the national interest. It is very shameful and objectionable and regrettable that they have joined the Chinese program, what happened in Kovid and the kind of role that China played.
CPIM’s Sitaram Yechury, CPl’s D Raja, Lok Sabha MP S.Senthilkumar, G. Devarajan, Secy, Central Committee of All India Forward Bloc & Du Xiaolin, Counselor, International Dept, CPC, participated in a Chinese Embassy event y’day to mark the centenary of Chinese Communist Party(CPC) pic.twitter.com/oAJReO1SCN
— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
However, the leaders who joined the Chinese program have now given their clarification. D Raja said that no one needs to teach communists the national interest. De Raja gave his response in this matter saying that ‘Communists were at the fore in the fight with the British and Portugal. We have made supreme sacrifice for the freedom of the country. No one can challenge us. What was the role of BJP. Now those people are raising this issue so that they can divert attention from their failure in Parliament. He further said that the government itself is with China on many issues. The government is participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, is involved in the BRICS meeting.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on the issue that the event which was organized by the Chinese Embassy had nothing to do with India-China relations. Sitaram Yechury said that ‘we have always supported the Government of India and the Prime Minister’s stand on China. This program was not organized for the sake of the party but to understand each other. It has nothing to do with India-China relations.