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AAP follows BJP move to boycott Chinese goods.

NOT only right- wingers, but the Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) has also joined in the tirade against Chinese goods in the Capital.

A move that is largely associated with the BJP and it's sister organisations has been replicated by the AAP -- that too a few days before Diwali.

It seems that the AAP has also gauged public mood against Chinese products, more so after China's support to Pakistan post the surgical strike across the LoC. The AAP trade wing has also decided to oppose Chinese goods during this festive season.

Incidentally, the AAP trade wing started the campaign in the Chinese products hub of Karol Bagh market.

AAP MLAs and traders from different markets joined the campaign and burnt an effigy of Chinese light bulbs, mobiles and other accessories.

A padayatra in the market area was also organised to aware traders and buyers.

The trade wing distributed 3,000 pamphlets with the slogan ' Chinese Bhagao, Swadeshi Apnao'. AAP trade wing convenor Brijesh Goyal said, " China is openly supporting the terrorist state of Pakistan. It is our big enemy after Pakistan. On the other hand, India is the biggest market of Chinese products and we buy goods worth $ 6.1 billion from China. A boycott of Chinese products is very necessary to weaken China's economy and teach it a lesson for siding with our enemy." He further added, " We request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come up with a long term policy to make India a production hub to destroy our dependency on Chinese products. We need to encourage our small and medium scale industry." The AAP's trade wing is conducting the campaign in all wholesale markets such as Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar and Kamla Nagar.

It is to be noted that the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an affliate of the RSS, has been campaigning vehemently against Chinese goods during the festive season.

It is also organising a fair to promote Indian artisanship and handicrafts. Many markets have also reported a loss in the business of Chinese goods.

AAP leaders said weakening China's economy is necessary AAP workers burn an effigy of Chinese products in the city.

The Delhi Prevention of Food Adulteration Department ( PFA) has issued guidelines to be careful against adulteration in khoya, paneer and sweets this festive season.

The government has issued a helpline number ( 1800- 11- 3921), where people can also file complaints.

In the 8- point guidelines, the government asked Delhiites to stay away from dark- coloured sweets as they are prone to adulteration.

It asked buyers to check labels of manufacturing, expiry and ingredients. Adulteration in paneer, khoya and sweets can be tried out by performing iodine test on them.

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Date:Oct 24, 2016
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