Indian people will judge you on nuke deal: Karat to PM

September 28th, 2008 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Sept 28 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) today accused Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of “flagrantly” violating the assurances he made on the nuclear deal and said the people of India would judge him for not honouring his words on the issue.
In the latest issue of partys journal People’’s Democracy editorial, CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat said the Prime Minister and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) were not prepared to honour their own assurances made to the Parliament, which is an “outright betrayal”.
Karat said the CPM simply wants the Prime Minister to stand by his own assurances to the parliament. Otherwise, as he is fond of repeatedly stating in the parliament, history shall judge him. Prior to that, however, the Indian people shall surely do so, he added.
The issue is not one of accepting the CPM’’s or the Left’’s critique of this nuclear deal as being against the fundamental interests of India and reducing India into a subordinate ally of US imperialism. The issue is whether the Prime Minister will remain loyal to his own assurances to his own people made in parliament? he said.
The CPM leader said, The betrayal by the Prime Minister by negating his own assurances to parliament has serious consequences, both for India’’s future as an independent nation and for the future of parliamentary democracy itself.
The Prime Minister can no longer mask the series of departures that he and his government have made from the assurances he himself had given to parliament and, thus, to the people of India, Karat said.
The editorial also said that in the nuclear deal, India ends up being tied to US imperialism’’s global strategy impinging severely on the countrys independent foreign policy and sovereignty. (ANI)

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