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‘No China connection’: Amarinder on firm supplying smartphones to Punjab govt

Chandigarh, July 28

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday stated the corporate which has equipped 50,000 smartphones to the state authorities has clarified it has no reference to China, based on an official launch.

Singh said this whereas interacting with the Punjab Youth Congress president and his workforce throughout a video convention. The youth Congress raised the problem of delay in fulfilling the social gathering’s ballot promise of distributing free smartphones to youths.

Singh had on June 29 stated his authorities would examine the “involvement” of China in an Indian agency chosen to ship these smartphones.

An official launch quoting Singh stated Tuesday, “The Chief Minister stated the primary batch of 50,000 smartphones had arrived from the corporate, which had now clarified that it had no reference to China.”

These units could be distributed first amongst Class 11 and 12 lady college students of presidency colleges, with precedence to those that do not need smartphones in order that their on-line studying could be facilitated throughout the coronavirus lockdown, the discharge stated.

Amid India-China border tensions, Singh had stated on June 29, “We’ll examine what’s China’s involvement on this (firm) and to what extent. After which we are going to take a call.”

He had additionally requested the BJP-led Centre to return donation by a number of Chinese language companies to the PM-CARES Fund.

Earlier than coming to energy in 2017, the state Congress had promised to present free smartphones to youths within the state.

The Congress had introduced in its election manifesto that so as to “encourage and incentivise” youths to make use of digital expertise in day-to-day life, it will distribute free smartphones. — PTI


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