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RSS-linked body protests invite to Chinese firms

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) today burnt the effigies of Finance and Industries ministers to protest invitations to Chinese companies for the Global Investors Summit to be held in the BJP-ruled state on October 22-23.

The SJM workers set fire to the effigies of state Finance Minister Jayant Mallaiya and Industries Minister Rajendra Shukla at the historic Rajbada in the city, saying they were opposed to the invitation to Chinese firms as the country is providing financial support to

"We are totally against inviting Chinese representatives to the Global Investors Summit (GIS) to be held here as is continuously extending financial support to which is involved in anti-activities," Coordinator of SJM's Indore-Ujjain Division, Suresh Bijolia said.

Terming as an "anti-country", he demanded that no Chinese company be allotted even an inch of land for setting up any industry in the state.

Mallaiya had clarified on October 15 that since invitation to Chinese representatives was sent quite earlier, it is not wise to prevent them from taking part in the GIS at the last moment.

Shukla, too, in his statement on October 10 had said, "In our country only those Chinese goods are opposed which are made in But if a company of that nation sets up its plant here then it will not only generate employment for the people but also earn revenue for the state.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 16:48 IST