Posted by: ramrajya | July 17, 2008

The Congress had no right to point fingers at the Left as it had voted with the BJP to bring down the V.P. Singh government in 1990

The Congress had no right to point fingers at the Left as it had voted with the BJP to bring down the V.P. Singh government in 1990

UPA people are now very particular in supporting Indo-Us Nuclear deal with America, the disclosure of the text of the IAEA safeguards agreement, it is abundantly clear that, while international inspection and safeguards shall be imposed permanently on our reactors, the exemptions remain doubtful. It is widely known that for all practical purposes no further testing shall be permitted. It is clear that India to be a slave under America.

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was asked by the CPI-M leadership to quit his post before July 22, and West Bengal Sports Minister Subhas Chakraborty reportedly wrote to Karat saying it would not be correct to vote against the Congress-led government along with the BJP during the July 22 trust vote.

The Congress had voted with the BJP to bring down the V.P. Singh government in 1990, during that period, It was the CPI-M that joined hands with the BJP to support V.P. Singh’s government. Now it is in opposition and it their duty to bring down the congress government.

According to the deal, either party can nullify the deal on one year’s notice and in such an event; India will have to return all nuclear reactors and fuel supplied by the US.

After investing lakhs of crores in reactors and fuel, this will bring a huge financial burden, which we can hardly bear. As we would have not supplied any reactors or fuel to the US, we will have nothing to recall.

Repeatedly highlighted the “walk out” clause to claim that India can test whenever it wants and even the government has if the US imposes sanctions, we can still negotiate with other countries in the Nuclear Suppliers Group to maintain uninterrupted uranium imports. This is complete hogwash. Can anybody in his right mind believe that the US will patronisingly oversee the supply of fissile material by other countries even after India conducts another nuclear test?

First, we will end up putting huge sums into the coffers of foreign manufacturers of nuclear reactors — mainly French, Russian and American. Second, the estimated cost per unit of nuclear energy will be prohibitively high compared to coal, gas and even crude. Can India afford power at such a high cost when alternative sources have not been exhausted? Without getting into the nuclear sovereignty issue, it can be asserted that the additional energy to be generated through uranium-based reactors will be of dubious benefit.

The Congress had no right to point fingers at the Left as it had voted with the BJP to bring down the V.P. Singh government in 1990 and later “conspired” to remove the governments of H.D. Deve Gowda in 1997 and I.K. Gujral in 1998.

 

 


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