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Congress seeks information from Centre on border standoff

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday asked the central to share information on the current India-standoff in Doklam in sector.

The party asked the to share "full information about the background and situation that exists on India-as also on the Bhutan border".

The also asked the Narendra Modi-led to clarify on the steps being taken to protect the national interest.

During the all-party meeting, the demanded that the Modi take the Opposition into confidence.

"Over the last three years, the has repeatedly demanded the BJP takes the Opposition into confidence on issues involving national security. We reiterated this demand on June 30 as the current India-border standoff raised grave concerns and serious implications for national security," said spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

"The party reiterates that on issues of India's security, the entire country has to act as a unified pole. We shall support the in every endeavour to defend our national interests," Surjewala said.

He added: "During the 10 years of UPA government, always ensured the Opposition leaders were briefed on every such issue."

"Pursuant to our demand, it is satisfying to note the has woken up after three years to brief the Opposition parties on the current and emergent issues facing the nation and has convened a meeting," the leader said.



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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 16:36 IST