March 6, 2021

India to present befitting reply if anybody casts evil eye: Ravi Shankar Prasad

KOLKATA: Calling the ban on Chinese language apps a “digital strike“, Union Minister Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday mentioned India needs peace, but when somebody casts an evil eye, the nation is able to giving a befitting reply.

Hailing the “robust” management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he asserted, if our nation has misplaced 20 troopers, the toll is double on the Chinese language aspect.

“Now you possibly can hear about solely two ‘Cs’ – Coronaviris and China. We imagine in peace and remedy issues by way of dialogue, but when anyone casts an evil eye on India, we’ll give a befitting reply…if our 20 jawans have sacrificed their lives, then the toll is double on the Chinese language aspect.

“You all will need to have observed that they haven’t come out with any determine,” Prasad, additionally the Union electronics and knowledge expertise minister, mentioned addressing a digital rally for the folks of Bengal.

Recalling how India had responded after terror assaults within the current previous, Prasad, mentioned, You all should keep in mind how we had retaliated after Uri and Pulwama (terror strikes). When our PM is saying that the sacrifice of our jawans will not go in useless, it has a which means. Our authorities has the need to ship.”

Insisting that India carried out a “digital strike” to guard the info of countrymen, Prasad sought to know why the TMC was opposing the ban on Chinese language apps.

“We’re witnessing a wierd development in Bengal; the ruling TMC had earlier requested why we weren’t banning the apps, now they need to know why we’re banning the apps. That is unusual, why cannot they stand with the federal government on the time of disaster,” he mentioned.

Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan had on Wednesday termed the Centre’s resolution to ban 59 Chinese language apps together with TikTok an “eyewash and an impulsive resolution”, and mentioned the Union authorities ought to substitute them with Indian apps because the livelihood of many individuals related to these functions had been affected.

He additionally attacked the CPI-M over its “silence” on the Sino-Indian border confrontation.

“I’m stunned why the CPI-M has not criticised China. Is it the identical CPI-M that it was in 1962?” he mentioned.