Pawan Khera

Along with diplomacy, trade is also an important factor for the relationship between two countries. But no country does trade while risking its strategic interests : Pawan Khera

Congress Party Press Briefing by @Pawankhera, Spokesperson, AICC via video conferencing :

  • For almost three months, we have been continuously hearing the news of Chinese incursions along the Indian border in Ladakh through satellite photographs, retired military officers, defense experts and local civilians
  • On one hand, PM gives a clean chit to China and says no one entered our border and on the other hand, the Defense Minister and top officials of the Northern Command are saying something else.
  • It has also been reported by the media that the Prime Minister’s Office has banned Cabinet Ministers from speaking against China.
  • In the last few weeks, many of my senior colleagues & I have put before you many examples of the Prime Minister’s soft corner for China. These are during his tenure as Chief Minister and Prime Minister.
  • Another example is how Chinese companies were being given priority in Gujarat back then and they are still are being given priority.
  • Chinese companies put in money in the PM Cares Fund and no account of that money is being kept in the public domain, that’s a separate topic of discussion.
  • We have also put before you how agreements worth ₹43 thousand crore have been signed with China under Smart City Industrial Park, Textile Park, etc. in Gujarat alone
  • In 2011, When Narendra Modi ji was Gujarat CM, he had announced the introduction of Mandarin language in the schools of Gujarat, it is not known what happened to that announcement but the announcement was made.
  • In the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Election, ‘Global Times’ wrote that Chinese companies want Narendra Modi’s party to win once again in Gujarat. If Modi gets a big win in Gujarat, it could be beneficial for Chinese companies.
  • Along with diplomacy, trade is also an important factor for the relationship between two countries. But no country does trade while risking its strategic interests
  • It is a matter of serious concern that a Chinese company in a sensitive state like Jammu and Kashmir is allowed to do a sensitive job that too through the back door.
  • This company named, Dongfang is active in many countries. It has a special relationship with Pakistan. It is not only under the direct control of Chinese govt and army, but the World Bank also imposed a ban on it last year due to allegations of corruption.

We want to know from the Prime Minister why a controversial Chinese company is being allowed to come up in the border states that too in a strategically important area like energy.

Pawan Khera
  • On the one hand, apps related to China are being banned, on the other hand, why is important data of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir being given to a Chinese company?

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