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Let RSS tell govt to snap trade with China: Owaisi

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Dubbing senior leader Indresh Kumar's remarks that Indians should boycott Chinese products as "hypocritical", AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has dared the Sangh to ask Prime Minister Modi to discontinue the bilateral trade between and

Kumar had recently said Indians should boycott Chinese products and focus on "swadeshi" goods.

"This is the hypocrisy of the If he (Kumar) really believes in what he is saying, Modi is also a swayamsevak. Let him go the prime minister. Let the go and tell the to put an end to bilateral trade with immediately," Owaisi told reporters here yesterday.

The MP said the Sangh should also tell the that there should be no sponsorship of any Chinese company for the Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) or the Indian League (IPL).

"Many products such as iphones are made in and sold in Can that be stopped,?" he asked.

Kumar, at a programme in on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, had said, "The will deal with China in its own way, but we must boycott the Chinese goods."

Owaisi alleged that the RSS, by using such a "rhetoric", was trying to divert the attention of the people from the real issues.

"China has said it has reduced the number of soldiers (at the Dokalam border in Sikkim). What is the stand of the government? Why is the government keeping quiet on that?" the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief asked.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 16:42 IST