BJP promotes ‘Make in India’, but buys from China: Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo at Modi government

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Amid the rising demand to boycott Chinese language merchandise within the wake of India-China stand-off, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold programme – Make in India, saying imports from China after 2014 have really elevated.

“Details don’t lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Purchase from China,” Rahul Gandhi mentioned in a pointy tweet attaching a graphics of the share of imports from China in the course of the UPA rule and the NDA authorities.

The graphics confirmed that from 2008 to 2014, the imports from China had been beneath 14 per cent, whereas in the course of the BJP-led NDA rule, the Chinese language import elevated to over 18 per cent.

The graphics additionally depicted that in 2008 beneath Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the imports from China had been at 12 per cent whereas it rose to 14 per cent in 2012 however once more got here right down to 13 per cent in 2014.

Whereas beneath Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the imports from China grew from 13 per cent to 14 per cent in 2015, to 16 per cent in 2016, to 17 per cent in 2017 and to 18 per cent in 2018, the graphics hooked up by Rahul Gandhi confirmed.

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