Ranchi, September 16
BJP president Amit Shah today asserted that India has the sovereign right to develop the country within its boundaries, dismissing China’s objection to Japan showing interests in investment in the North-Eastern states.
“India’s policy has been very well clarified by Sushmaji (External Affairs Minister). It is our sovereign right to develop the country inside our boundaries and we will utilise that right,” Shah told a press conference here.
Amid Japan’s push for stepping up investments in India’s North-East, China had yesterday stated that it was opposed to any third-party involvement in the resolution of the Sino-India boundary disputes or any foreign investments in areas over which it has claims in the region.
A joint statement, issued by India and Japan on Thursday had announced the setting up of the Act East Forum and referred to plans to take up infrastructure projects such as road connectivity and electricity in India’s North-Eastern states.
Don’t disturb peace: Didi
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the RSS, Bajrang Dal and VHP should not try to disturb peace in the state during the upcoming Durga Puja and warned that they should not play with fire.
Stating that her government did not put any curb on celebration of Vijaya Dashami rituals, Banerjee said: “There is misinformation campaign by certain outfits that we are stopping Vijaya Dashami celebrations at puja pandals and households.” — PTI