Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering has sought a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India game.
Ninong Ering made this request in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ering alleged that Battlegrounds Mobile India is aimed at deceiving the government and citizens.
Notably, after the Indian Government banned PUBG last year, Krafton – the developer of the game, decided launch separate version of the game in India by a new name – Battleground Mobile India.
Ninong Ering in his letter to PM Modi alleged that that Krafton employed workers from Tencent, a Chinese technology firm, which was the leading investor of PUBG Mobile India.
“…almost all of Krafton’s Indian employees, including its senior management teams, are former Tancent employees who were miraculously all hired by Kraftlon in December last year and are working on BML,” stated the Arunachal Pradesh MLA.
In his letter, Ninong Ering clearly specified that the upcoming game is “the relaunch of PUBG Mobile”.
“This is a mere illusion and a trick to relaunch the same game with minor modifications and collect user data of millions of our citizens, including our children and transfer it to foreign companies and the Chinese government,” Ering alleged.
He mentioned that the URL of the game’s listing on Google Play store also recently hinted that it was a relaunch of PUBG Mobile India.
The MLA also alleged that Nodwin Gaming, the company that recently received an investment from Krafton, had extensive ongoing ties with Tencent.
“Krafton has very close ties with Tencent and is now also an investor in Nodwin which works very closely with Tencent,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Battleground Mobile India is yet to announce the launch date of the game. Krafton has only opened the pre-registration link for the gamers.