Evening briefing: India slams J&K mention in Pak-China statement; Rahul Gandhi may relinquish Wayanad seat; and more | Latest News India - Hindustan Times

Evening briefing: India slams J&K mention in Pak-China statement; Rahul Gandhi may relinquish Wayanad seat; and more

Jun 13, 2024 06:24 PM IST

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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India strongly rejected references to Jammu and Kashmir in a joint statement by China and Pakistan as "unwarranted." The MEA underscored that the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral and inalienable parts of India and will always remain so. The statement emphasized India's consistent and well-known position on the matter to the concerned parties. This firm response reiterates India's sovereignty and territorial integrity concerning these regions, dismissing any external commentary or claims. Dig deeper.

MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was elected from two constituencies in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections: Wayanad in Kerala and Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh. Due to election rules, he must relinquish one of these seats. Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief K. Sudhakaran recently hinted that Gandhi will likely give up the Wayanad seat. Speaking at a public meeting, Sudhakaran suggested that Rahul Gandhi might choose to retain the Raebareli seat, urging the people of Kerala not to be disheartened as Gandhi cannot be expected to continue representing Wayanad. This decision appears to be influenced by strategic political considerations. Dig deeper.

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