Govt pushed back Chinese investments, not China soldiers: Sena

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Modi government may have pushed back Chinese investments, but it hasn’t been able to push back Chinese
soldiers who intruded into Indian territory.

The BJP rubbished the Rajya Sabha member’s claim, published in his weekly column Rokhthok in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana. “It is their single-point agenda to target the Modi government,” Maharashtra BJP chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said.

“We were unable to push back Chinese soldiers, but we pushed back Chinese investments,” Raut’s article said.

“Instead of shutting investments, we should have pushed back Chinese soldiers from Ladakh,” the Sena MP said. Upadhye said he was yet to come across an article by Raut where he does not cast aspersions on the Modi government.

“Anyway the public doesn’t take such claims seriously,” he added.

Raut also wrote that the relationship between states and the Centre is getting sour. “If those in power at the Centre don’t realise that they are doing disservice to the people by indulging in politicking, there would be a break-up of states the way USSR disintegrated,” he said.

“The fact that states where the BJP is not in power are also part of the country is being forgotten,” Raut said.

Claiming that the US government’s coronavirus relief package provides Rs 85,000 per month for each citizen, Raut bemoaned that such a relief package was missing in India.

“The Centre doesn’t have money, but has…

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