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On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs lambasted the Chinese Embassy’s letter to Indian MPs over their attendance at a reception hosted by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in December 2021. As per reports, the political counsellor at the Chinese embassy expressed concern over the participation of the parliamentarians at this event and asked them to not provide support to these Tibetan forces. Reacting to this, MEA official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi came down heavily on the tone of the letter and urged China to refrain from complicating the situation further.
The MEA spokesperson stated, “We have seen reports about the political counsellor at the Chinese embassy writing letters to Honourable Members of Parliament on their participation at an event. The substance, tone and tenor of the letter are inappropriate. The Chinese side should note that India is a vibrant democracy. And honourable Members of Parliament as representatives of the people undertake activities as per their views and beliefs. We expect the Chinese side to refrain from hyping normal activities from Members of Parliament and complicate further the situation in our bilateral relations“.
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