Aam Aadmi Party National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, urged the people of the country to boycott Chinese goods and buy only locally-made ones.
Addressing the party’s national council meeting here, Kejriwal, while referring to recent clashes between Indian and Chinese troops at Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh, said, “Today, I would like to urge our citizens to boycott Chinese goods and buy only locally-made goods. I would also like to urge the BJP-led government to show some courage and stand with their soldiers. They should not be under any compulsion to buy goods from China.”
“We will buy Indian products even if it takes twice the price,” he said.
This is the 21st century, and no country can just take over the territory of another country in this day and age, the Delhi Chief Minister said.
In the modern world, it is all about trade and economics, he said.
“In 2020-21, we imported goods worth $65 billion from China. The next year, this grew to $95 billion. We need to strengthen India’s manufacturing capabilities. We are importing slippers, spectacles, and clothes from China. Can these things not be made in India,” Kejriwal said.
“The day we start showing our eyes to China and will stop importing such a huge amount of 95 billion dollars, China will learn the lesson. 90 per cent of the goods that we are importing from China, all these goods can be made in India,” he said.
With the Aam Aadmi Party attaining national status, the party’s National Council met for its 11th meeting here on Sunday.
The meeting was held to discuss the AAP’s growth in the last decade and its plan going forward nationally.
“This year has been very good for us, we won Punjab and MCD, we have two MLAs in Goa, AAP became national party and for the first time we have 5 MLAs in Gujarat with 14 per cent voteshare,” Kejriwal said while addressing the meeting.
The meeting was held under the leadership of Kejriwal and concluded with the National Council noting AAP’s achievements over the last decade and passing resolutions against rising inflation-unemployment and Chinese Aggression.