Keep off Chinese goods: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

State finance, health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said boycotting Chinese goods will be a good reply to China’s move.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: November 2, 2016 9:42 pm
Durga Puja, Assam, Assam Durga puja, Sarbananda sonowal, sonowal, sonowal durga puja, Assam news, india news Sonowal has written to the Prime Minister to urgently take up the matter with the Chinese government.

A day after the Centre said it would take up the reported blocking and diversion of Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) water with the Chinese government, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the people of the state to avoid buying Chinese goods, particularly Chinese toys.

“The puja market in the entire state has been flooded by Chinese goods and toys. There are enough locally produced toys and other items that can be bought during the Durga Puja. Doing so will also strengthen the local economy,” Sonowal said.

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China had last week reportedly announced blocking a major tributary of the Brahmaputra in Tibet to construct a hydro-electric project. Sonowal has written to the Prime Minister to urgently take up the matter with the Chinese government.

State finance, health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said boycotting Chinese goods will be a good reply to China’s move.

“We have noticed that China has stopped the flow of the Brahmaputra. Under such circumstances, we should also stop purchasing Chinese goods and take steps for releasing Brahmaputra water. I appeal all to boycott and refrain from buying Chinese goods,” Sarma said, adding that he would run a campaign during his visit to different Durga Puja mandaps in the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has launched a campaign against sale of Chinese goods, particularly toys, in Guwahati city, with deputy commissioner M Angamuthu asking officers to strictly verify documents of all traders selling such goods.

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    anonymous
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:54 am
    Brainless bhakts giving ic suggestions. Do you know how economy works and why we have a global economy in the first place? Earlier it was common people who don't know enough about anything, but now even chief ministers are saying this. Way to go!
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      IslamForFools
      Oct 8, 2016 at 4:16 am
      Bjp shud make this national agenda
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        avi
        Oct 8, 2016 at 4:56 am
        BOYCOTT not only Chinese junk but also basic things like packed cooking mas being imported from Porkistan which undermine our own products. Why do we need them SWADESHI should be our motto !
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          bhanojirao, p.
          Oct 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm
          Good suggestion, ban Chinese food items mobiles and other electronics. With our money they nurture terrorist pigs of .
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            ASHOK KUMAR
            Oct 8, 2016 at 10:11 am
            Let this statement come from Modi Jhumlewala.
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              DURAI
              Oct 8, 2016 at 9:28 am
              VERY GOOD MOVE. IT IS IN KEEPING WITH OUR SELF RESPECT. EVERY TIME WE BUY CHINESE GOODS WE ARE STRENGTHENING OUR ENEMY NUMBER ONE !!!
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                Haren Hazarika
                Oct 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm
                Very good movement. Every citizens should avoid Chinese products all time...
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                  BharatK
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 8:10 am
                  products are third rate product, how come people buy them? People should look at the product and where it is made before buying.
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                    Anon
                    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:39 am
                    Throw away your computers, mobiles! Avoid Chinese goods. Sarba and Himanta to lead the way by closing the tea industry as tea is also historically 'Chinese'.
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                      rajannair
                      Oct 8, 2016 at 8:41 am
                      good move..totally avoid chinese and orkistan good..also close down the shops selling chinese products...dont allow these fake comrades to loot our country...
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                        Col Rohitash
                        Oct 8, 2016 at 5:44 am
                        Since China is officially supporting terrorists and loves Azhar Mehsood and also bullying India by stopping Brahmputra water. We should not buy any chinese goods. Infact Govt should impose high duty to discourage greedy traders from importing.lt;br/gt; Most important is India has so varied climatic conditions, it should encourage all agricultural item production in India and no item to be imported, specially from stan and china. One such example is dried Dates(chhuara) from stan.
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                          satindar
                          Oct 8, 2016 at 8:48 am
                          Consumer has the right to choose. I fully support am CM's call to shun the chinese goods. We owe our independence to Mahatma hi's Swadeshi Andolan.
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