Hyderabad: Seemingly swimming against the tide, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said banning Chinese products in India at this juncture would be a 'hasty' decision.
KCR expressed this view while participating in an all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conference on Friday.
“Some opinions are being voiced that we should ban importing goods from China. It will be a hasty decision. We should make the goods in India. These goods should be available to the people at
reasonable cost,” he said.
KCR said the country should plan long-term and short term strategies to face China's aggressive attitude. “There should not be any hasty act. At the same time, there should not be any compromise on the nation’s security. Have strategic partnerships with countries, which are friendly with us. Join the D group as suggested by the UK. Join the Oran alliance,” he said.
The chief minister said the entire country should stand by the military personnel guarding the country’s borders. “We have to support those martyred in the line of duty and help their families. We have to send a message that the entire country is with them,” he said.
KCR noted beside the Centre, the states should also extend help to the families of fallen soldiers. “Exhibit the symbol of unity. Though there are problems given the pandemic, we should spare some money for the welfare of the defence forces,” he said.
The CM said that there is no need to bowhead as far as the country’s interests are concerned. He made it clear that the state government would stand by the central government.
“We require Ran neeti (War strategy) not Raj neeti (Political strategy/Politicisation). China is jealous because there is a stable and strong government in India. The country is becoming a very strong economic force,” he said.
Earlier, PM Modi held a meeting with all the political parties through a videoconference on Friday. All the participants paid tribute to the martyrs of Galwan Valley.
“China and Pakistan have the habit of creating trouble to divert the attention from their internal problems. China is picking up a confrontation with Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines,” he said.
KCR said China has always been pursuing a confrontation attitude towards India and Galwan Valley like incidents have happened in the past too.
“This is not the first incident nor will be the last. In 1962, there was a full-scale war between India and China. 200 defence personnel were martyred. Now clashes took place at Galwan and 20 of our army personnel were martyred,” he said.
Elaborating about China’s designs, he said the neighboring country is not able to digest the actions taken by the government vis a vis Kashmir and Aksai Chin.
“We have passed new acts for Kashmir. We are providing permanent solutions to problems. We are speaking decisively on the POK. Our Union Minister has declared in the Parliament that Aksai Chin is our area, which China occupied illegally. Galwan Valley is strategically important. We are improving infrastructure facilities,” he said.