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Nuke deal aimed at pushing through the US 'agenda': CPI-M

delhi Updated: Sep 03, 2007 19:57 IST

A day after warning the government that it would "plunge into crisis" if the Indo-US nuclear deal was operationalised, the CPI(M) on Monday said the agreement was part of the Manmohan Singh Government's attempts "to integrate India more closely with the US".

Observing that the deal was part of "a much larger programme in which India is to become a partner in the US strategic vision," a party pamphlet said "this deal should be seen as a part of Manmohan Singh Government's attempt to integrate India more closely with the US".

Ahead of its planned protests with other Left parties against the multi-nation naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal, which will also see the US participation, the CPI(M) brought out a series of pamphlets on the strategic ties between the two countries, projecting that the accord was aimed at "pushing through the US agenda" in all fields of concern to the people.

"The majority of Indian Parliament" was against the deal, but the government refused to accept this, it said.

"By refusing to accept the majority view, government sends a message which is harmful for Indian democracy," it said in a pamphlet titled "Don't Proceed With the Nuclear Deal".

"The deal is more than just one nuclear deal. It is part of pushing through the US agenda in all fields of concern to our people, whether it is the sovereignty of India, the interests of common people, farmers, of workers and employees," the party said in another pamphlet.

While refuting the government's position on different aspects of the issue, the pamphlets also reiterated why it should not operationalise the 123 agreement.