Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday that the decision of G-8 nations to curb transfer of enrichment and reprocessing technology to non-NPT countries like India had vindicated his stand of opposing the Indo-US nuclear deal and asked the government to respond effectively to the move.
He also demanded that completion of third phase of thorium development programme should be made a part of the intrastructure plan and Rs 2,000 allocated to it.
"I stand vindicated in having warned the Indian public through the media repeatedly that the Indo-US nuclear deal bestows India a concubine status and hence should not be signed," Swamy said in a statement.
He said the "brazen decision of the G-8 in presence" of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "proves the contention of my warning".
Describing "this blow" as "a failure of diplomacy", Swamy said India must respond effectively, "otherwise it will be taken that the prime minister has secretly agreed to this demeaning status".