Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Chinese products should be boycotted and banned in Goa, state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Tuesday, urging people to buy and endorse India-made products only to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Addressing a press conference here at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state headquarters, Tanavade also said, that China was indulging in ‘masti’, but the Prime Minister has handled the situation adequately.
When asked if the BJP-led government in Goa should take cue and also wean off dependence on foreign, especially Chinese made articles and products, Tanavade said: “Such things cannot be done overnight, but we will succeed in the long run”.
The state BJP chief also said that party workers and officials had been directed henceforth to address the media wearing India-made ‘swadeshi’ clothes only.
Accusing China of unnecessary provocation, Tanavade said, that anger against India’s eastern neighbour had even irked young children in the country.
“Even children in India are angry with China over Covid. A father recently told me that his son had requested him not to buy Chinese products henceforth”, he added.