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UPA Govt drifting away from CMP: AB Bardhan

CPI Parliamentarians will take up the issue during the monsoon session and mount pressure on the Centre.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2006 19:30 IST

Expressing concern over the drift of UPA government from Common Minimum Programme on foreign and economic policies, the CPI on Sunday said such moves go against the interests of common man and national pride.

"All foreign agreements should be discussed in the Parliament and ratified before actually signing them, which would be a healthy trend and Constitution should be amended to this effect," CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan told reporters after the three-day national council meeting of the party.

"The defence agreement and the nuclear deal with the US has serious implications for our independent foreign policy and may lead to a situation where it will start impacting our sovereignty," he said adding, the Indo-US nuclear deal should go through the Parliament.

CPI Parliamentarians will take up the issue during the monsoon session and mount pressure on the Centre to table all foreign agreements in the House, he said.