'UPA govt selling lies on Indo-US Nuclear deal'
In the background of the disclosures that the US will stop nuclear cooperation with India if New Delhi conducts nuclear test, CPI(M) politburo member accuses UPA selling "lies" to the people.Updated: Sep 03, 2008 20:53 IST
In the background of the disclosures that the US would stop nuclear cooperation with India if New Delhi conducts nuclear test, CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday accused the UPA government of selling "lies" to the people about Indo-US atomic deal.
"The government of India is partner of this great deception of the Indian people which the Bush administration has engineered because it knew what exactly it was doing," Karat told reporters reacting to disclosures that the US would stop fuel supplies to India if New Delhi carries out a nuclear test.
Karat accused the "spin doctors" of the government of trying to "sell this lie" to the people of the country.
"And now that lie has been exposed for what it is. It is an extremely sorry state of affairs and it is a tragedy for this country that you accept that government of India can sell India so easily down the line," she said.
Karat alleged the government would have preferred that the disclosures remain secret.