The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has demanded that BCCI should rethink the choice to permit Chinese language cellphone makers Vivo to sponsor IPL given the pressure in India-China ties following the standoff on the Line of Precise Management in Ladakh. Vivo, the title sponsors of IPL, signed a five-year cope with BCCI price – 2199 crore in 2017.
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SJM, which was on the forefront of the marketing campaign to boycott Chinese language items, has mentioned if the choice shouldn’t be reversed, Indians ought to contemplate boycotting IPL.
Nationwide co-convenor of SJM, Ashwani Mahajan mentioned BCCI’s resolution is in contravention to the “present temper of the nation”. “The decision for boycott of Chinese language items is not only a demand from SJM; it’s a name that’s being supported by residents within the wake of what transpired between India and China,” Mahajan mentioned.
He mentioned BCCI ought to be delicate in the direction of the nation and its safety. “Complete world is boycotting China, IPL is sheltering them. They need to perceive that nothing is above nation.”
The Opposition too has criticised BCCI’s resolution. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “Wither #AatmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan . Welcome again Cricket-China-profiteering and double requirements. #BJPExposed”