New Delhi, Mar 14 (UNI) The BJP today assailed the United States for commenting on internal matters of India, saying its report on human rights violations in Nandigram was unacceptable.
At the same time, the party criticised the Left Parties for keeping mum when the US had denied visa to an elected chief minister of a state.
Today since the matter was pertaining to Nandigram, it had stung the Communists but these parties were at the forefront to appreciate the US denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in view of the Gujarat violence. ''It has exposed the Left parties' double standards,'' the party said.
The issue had earlier come up in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour when CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta (CPI) condemned the US interference in the internal affairs of India by releasing a report on the human rights violations in Nandigram, West Bengal.
Talking to newspersons, BJP Parliamentary Party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said BJP's stand on such issues was consistent that no country had the right to interfere in the domestic issues of India.
The report observed that there had been a breakdown of law and order in West Bengal as the state government failed to restrain its cadres to carry out a carnage.
Lashing out at the Left parties for the ''Nandigram carnage'' which completed one year today, Mr Malhotra alleged that the CPM cadres continued to terrorise the people. The situation in Nandigram had not improved and the people had still not been paid any compensation by the State Government.
He said the CPM cadres had let loose the 'reign of terror' as they had done in Kerala. ''It is nothing but state-sponsored terrorism,'' he added.
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