Congress chief Abhishek Singhvi requested why an exemption has been made for the IPL and cricket.

Singhvi hoped that the federal government would fulfill the conscience for nationwide wealth, nationalism and patriotism on why it has allowed an organization with Chinese investments to the tune of a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of US {dollars} to sponsor the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: August 21, 2020, 12:06 AM IST

The Congress accused the Centre of “double standards” on Thursday because it identified {that a} Chinese firm has been allowed to sponsor the IPL whereas the federal government talks about self-reliance. “Is it a double standard for the poor sufferers here about whom you preach ‘aatmanirbharta’ or is it favouritism?” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi requested whereas addressing an internet press briefing.

He hoped that the federal government would fulfill the conscience for nationwide wealth, nationalism and patriotism on why it has allowed an organization with Chinese investments to the tune of a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of US {dollars} to sponsor the Indian Premier League (IPL). “We are not concerned with individual sectors, individual subjects, individual companies, we are concerned with the Government of India as the supposed protector of our national ethos. This is the government, this is the prime minister and this is the home minister, who give us lectures every second on nationalism, patriotism. It purportedly tests it.

“We know that this ‘aatmanirbhar’ slogan might trigger lots of ache, lots of misery to individuals, who may need received issues cheaper, briefly a minimum of, from China, however they’re all contributing, they’re all sacrificing. Why this exemption to IPL and cricket?” Singhvi requested. The authorities has given a name for self-reliance and a marketing campaign for not coping with China ever because the neighbouring nation’s military killed 20 Indian troopers in a border dispute in Ladakh in June.


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