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Dont let Chinese firms bid for Indian contracts: Govindacharya

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

K N Govindacharya, a former idealogue, today said eligibility parameters of trade should be framed in such a way that Chinese companies are not able to bid for contracts in

"There is a need to bar companies from and from bidding for contracts in India," he said.


Eligibility criteria for inviting tenders should be devised in such a way that Chinese companies are rendered ineligible to bid for contracts, the former general secretary said.

Many a time there are conditions in a contract which facilitate the entry of Chinese firms, he said.

Govindacharya was replying to a question about a Chinese company getting the contract to supply coaches to Metro Rail.

The former idealogue was speaking to media on the sidelines of the launch of a campaign to boycott Chinese goods and promote use of indigenously-manufactured products.

The campaign 'Say no to - Be Bhartiya buy Bhartiya' was launched by the Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, an organisation founded by Govindacharya. The campaign will run in more than 50 cities till September 6, and conclude in New Delhi.

Govindacharya's comments come at a time when and are locked in a border stand-off in the Sikkim sector.

He said should negotiate bilateral trade pacts instead of taking the multilateral route.

Asked about the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya, he said the matter should be resolved through negotiations among all parties concerned or the court.

Another solution is to bring a law to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 00:07 IST
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