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Return donations to PM-CARES fund from Chinese firms: Amarinder to Centre

Singh also named some Chinese companies which have made donation to the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund

Captain Amarinder Singh | Punjab Government | Chinese firms

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Captain Amarinder Singh
File photo of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the BJP-led Centre to return donations received from Chinese companies in the PM-CARES Fund, amid the India-China border tensions.

Addressing a press conference in Amritsar, Singh alleged that the PM-CARES Fund, set up to strengthen India's fight against coronavirus, received donations from some Chinese companies.

"I think we must take a tough stand on China," said the Congress leader.

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"I don't think we can afford to take Chinese money when our boys are being killed," he said.

Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash with the Chinese army in Galwan Valley of Ladakh during the night of June 15-16.

Singh also named some Chinese companies which have made to the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.

"This is not a question of how much money has come, even if one rupee has been received from Chinese companies at a time when they (China) are responsible for Covid-19 and secondly they are responsible for aggression against my country."

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"I think this is the time whatever money has been received from Chinese companies should be returned. India doesn't need Chinese money to look after itself," he said.

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First Published: Mon, June 29 2020. 17:12 IST