Karat to Manmohan: `Indians, not history, will judge you” on false nuke deal assurances

September 28th, 2008 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI  

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New Delhi , Sept. 28 (ANI): India will judge Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for not honouring his assurances to parliament on the US-India civil nuclear cooperation deal, CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said in his latest editorial in the party mouthpiece “People’’s Democracy”.

Describing Dr. Singh’’s announcements on the deal as an “outright betrayal” of national interests, Karat says: “What we are asking is simply this — the Prime Minister must 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.”

“The issue is not one of accepting the CPI(M)’’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.

Karat warns that the “betrayal” would have 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,” he said.

The CPM leader said, 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 .

The editorial ends by saying that ” India could end up being tied to the imperialistic global strategy of the United States ,” thus severely impinging the country’’s “independent foreign policy and sovereignty.” (ANI)

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