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BJP members skip par panel meeting on Doklam, report adoption deferred

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Several members stayed away today from a parliamentary panel meeting that was to adopt a report on "Sino-relations" in wake of the stand-off and the border situation, resulting in a lack of quorum, sources said.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Shashi Tharoor, has prepared the draft report but it could not be adopted as most of the members were not present and the could not be reached, sources present in the meeting said.

is also member of the 31-member panel, where a majority of the members are from the

The panel had also met on Tuesday to adopt the report but some members complained of not receiving the draft therefore meeting was postponed for today.

The committee had also travelled to and to take stock of ground situations and meet senior officials there.

It has been briefed several times on the issue by the former and current foreign secretaries and other officials.

The foreign ministry officials had informed the panel that was firmly with on the issue.

During discussions, had questioned foreign ministry officials on China's objective and why chose to create a confrontation, sources had said.

Troops of and were locked in a 73-day standoff in in the sector from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped construction of a road in the disputed tri-junction by the and have a dispute over Doklam.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:00 IST
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