The Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT) today came down heavily on Manu Kumar Jain, India Chief of Chinese Smartphone maker Xiaomi for his most insensitive and disrespectful statements deeply hurting the sentiments of millions of Indians for saying that the â€œBoycott Chineseâ€ sentiment exists only on social media.
At a time when the entire country is deeply saddened and upset with the Chinese brutality against Indian soldiers, Mr Manu Kumar Jain is trying to please his Chinese masters by downplaying the mood of the nation.The CAIT has strongly condemned the statement of XIAOMI chief saying that it is much against the current spirit of the Country and as an Indian it was better on his part to keep a silence rather than poking his nose.
On the other hand, the CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal thanked Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut and Raveena Tondon for her unequivocal support and appealing to the people of India to use Indian products in place of chinese goods. ‘We are awaiting other celebrities to follow this line”-said Mr. Khandelwal
CAIT National President Mr. B.C.Bhartia & Secretary General Mr Praveen Khandelwal taking serious exception to the statement by XIAOMI India Chief said that such statements by him are highly irresponsible and most regrettable. They said, when the people of India have started to align with the boycott China sentiment on the ground and various celebrities too have joined the movement, Mr Jainâ€™s statement shows that he is completely oblivious to ground reality and sitting in the air conditioned comfort of his home and office passing such remarks only for business gains, putting aside and completely dishonoring the sacrifice and martyrdom of brave Indian soldiers.
After the Chinese attack on Indian soldiers, most Chinese CEOs in India have remained silent and not made any comment to aggravate the Indians but Mr Jain who calls himself a true Indian is continuously trying to advocate for China and Chinese products which is highly regrettable.
Mr. Bhartia & Mr. Khandelwal said that very soon Mr Jain and all those who feel that Boycott China sentiment is unreal will realize how wrong they have been in their assessment of the overall situation. The CAIT had earlier accepted the challenge of Chinese mouthpiece The Global Times and now will ensure that Mr Jain feels the heat of the movement when he will face a strong backlash from the people of India who are infuriated with his remarks. Time will tell and prove to each one that India is witnessing the most unprecedented movement against China and each and every stakeholder in the country, whether the Government, the Media, the traders and the consumers have all aligned and combined their thoughts to firmly give China a strong befitting response economically.