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Govindacharya's outfit calls for boycott of Chinese goods

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Amid the Sino-Indian border stand- off, an organisation founded by former ideologue K N Govindacharya has called for boycotting Chinese goods and using products manufactured in the country.

The outfit, Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, will be launching a nationwide campaign, 'Say no to - Be Bhartiya buy Bhartiya' from tomorrow, an office-bearer said here today.

Addressing a press conference, the organisation's convener, Pawan Shrivastav, said the campaign calling on people to boycott Chinese goods will be launched in the city by Govindacharya, a former general secretary.

He said the campaign will be conducted in more than 50 cities in the country from August 9 to September 6 and conclude in

Shrivastav said this movement will strengthen national self-respect and also self-

The campaign is being launched at a time when Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face-off in Dokalam in the southernmost part of in an area also claimed by Bhutan.

The stand-off started in mid-June when Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 23:07 IST