Arunachal BJP chief censures China for claiming parts of state

File photo: Tapir Gao, President, BJP Arunachal Pradesh.

File photo: Tapir Gao, President, BJP Arunachal Pradesh.

China’s claim on Arunachal Pradesh is baseless as it is an integral part of India, state BJP President Tapir Gao said today.

“China’s claim is baseless. India has no boundary with China but with Tibet since China forcibly occupied Tibet in 1959 and they want to expand their boundary upto Arunachal which will not be accepted by the people of the state”, Gao told reporters here.

Earlier, the party staged a protest rally here against renaming of six places in the state by China.

They submitted a memorandum to Governor P B Acharya.

Tapir Gao made the statement in the backdrop of China arbitrarily renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh following a visit of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to the state.

India’s ministry of external affairs had rubbished Chinese exercise saying that this would not change the ground reality of the state being an Indian territory.