Ban Chinese food in India says Union Minister, Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister, Ramdas Athawale has suggested to ban restaurants selling Chinese food in India. The suggestion comes after 20 soldiers lost their lives at Galwan valley amid violent clash with Chinese troops.
New Delhi: The recent violent face-off that took place in Galwan Valley, India lost its 20 soldiers including a colonel. It was the biggest standoff between Indian and Chinese army in last 5 decades. Therefore, India is already looking into steps to rule out Chinese equipment from markets. In the same league, Union Minister, Ramdas Athawale has come up with an unique set of suggestion. He has suggested to 'ban restaurants selling Chinese food in India'.
Athawale is greatly anguished by killing of Indian soldiers at Galwan Valley. He has also asked to boycott Made in China products. He recently told ANI
Athawale on Banning Chinese food
"My suggestion is that restaurants and hotels that sell Chinese food should be shut down. I also request those who eat Chinese food to stop eating them, boycott them."
"In such a time when our 20 soldiers were killed by the Chinese and they disrespected us. My request is that everyone should stop eating Chinese food. All the states must give an order to ban Chinese restaurant and hotels."
"They should stop doing these activities (on the border). They have no right to come on our border, 'humare aangan me unka kya kaam hai (what is their job in our area)? If we are not attempting to control your area, why are you doing so?" he added further.
While some supported this decison by Athawale, others called it weird and impractical. Implementing it would also lead to loss of job of small India sellers who have Chinese food stalls. People also gave hilarious reactions on his suggestion. Like "The Chinese food we have in India is desi Chinese, suited to our taste.'' While another wrote, "R.I.P. Manchurian Gobhi, you will be missed."
The Junior Minister for Social Justice, Ramdas Athawale came into the spotlight after his hilarious chant - 'Go Corona Go' in February.