CPI-ML asks CPI, CPI-M to withdraw support to UPA | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Mar 27, 2017-Monday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

CPI-ML asks CPI, CPI-M to withdraw support to UPA

india Updated: Jun 26, 2008 20:32 IST

CPI-ML on Thursday slammed the Indo-US nuclear deal and asked CPI-M and CPI to immediately withdraw support to the UPA government on the issue.

"The Left parties have no excuse for continuing to support the UPA government. The nuclear deal and rising prices are enough reason to immediately withdraw support to the government," its general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said.

In a statement, he said the deal has several "humiliating clauses that are shameful" for India.

"Experts have said that nuclear power generated through the deal can only serve a small part of India's power needs. So those who say that the deal will solve India's power problems are simply fooling the people," he said.

He alleged the real aim of the deal was to "shackle India to the strategic and military interests" of the US.

"The US would like India to be its loyal cop in the subcontinent. Worst of all, if we sign the deal, we will be signing away our right, as an independent nation, to have a foreign policy of our choice."

He claimed that owing to American pressure, the government was trying to scuttle the Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline which could solve India's power needs in a big way.

The party is holding its two-day central committee meeting in Nainital.