government financing 'dying' US economy: CPI
Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Sunday
alleged that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's
decision to purchase nuclear technology and reactors from
the US was meant to finance Washington's dying economy.
the Manmohan Singh government of misleading the country on
the India-US civil nuclear deal and surrendering India's nuclear
autonomy by making multinational commitments, the CPI said:
"India has committed to purchase nuclear technology and
reactors from the US. That means financing the US economy
with billions of rupees."
CPI would join other Left and like-minded parties to hold
protests on Sep 25, the day Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
is scheduled to meet President George W. Bush in Washington
and the two are expected to sign the nuclear deal, said CPI
deputy general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy after a two-day
national executive meeting here.
CPI asked Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram
to stop copying the "worst deregulated US financial system"
in the country in the wake of the US financial crisis.
crisis in the US has thrown up enough lessons but the question
is whether Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram are willing to learn
the lessons," the CPI said.
the government to stop privatization of public sector units
and banks, the CPI said: "If the American crisis has
made little impact on the Indian economy, it is because of
the strong presence of the public sector system."
CPI national executive strongly criticised Sri Lanka for unleashing
"an undeclared war" against ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils
and urged the Indian government to use its influence to stop
Sri Lankan military is indiscriminately conducting aerial
bombings on civilian habitats including schools and hospitals.
Hundreds of civilians including women and children had been
killed or displaced in the indiscriminate attack," the
CPI leader told reporters.
this genocide is on across the Palk Straits, the Indian government
remains a dumb witness to this tragic events," the CPI
alleged. The party also urged the government to rush food
and medicine to the affected people.
CPI also criticised the US and NATO forces for "armed
intrusion" in Pakistan and described it as violation
of the sovereignty of Pakistan.
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