Anti-China sentiment has been raging across the country in the wake of Mumbai’s border crossings. Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra has decided to temporarily freeze three contracts worth Rs 5,000 crore signed by Chinese companies. The Uddhav government has decided to freeze contracts signed as part of the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 investment federation.
The decision was taken after discussing with the central government, said Industries Minister Subhash Desai. These are the agreements signed before the 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the border conflict. Subhash Desai said that the ministry of external affairs had informed him not to sign any additional contracts with Chinese companies.
One of these is a contract worth Rs 3,770 crore for the construction of an automobile plant in Talegaon, Pune. The company has signed agreements with companies in Singapore, South Korea, China and the US as part of the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 Investment Group.
In a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray criticized China in a harsh language. Uddhav said China has a cheating attitude. Uddhav said India wants peace and should not think of it as weakness. Uddhav is also with the family of brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Prime Minister and the army.