Indo-US nuke deal against country's sovereignty :CPI(ML)

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Patna, Jul 10 (UNI) The CPI(ML) today said the proposed Indo-US nuclear deal was against the sovereignty of the country and dubbed the Left parties withdrawal of support to the UPA government on the issue as a 'belated' move.

CPI(ML) General Secretary Deepankar Bhattacharya told newspersons here that the Indo-US nuclear agreement took into account the interest of the US only, but remained totally 'indifferent' to the issue of national interest.

He said, the Left parties should have withdrawn the support to UPA government on Indo-US nuclear deal much earlier as it was adamant to push through the agreement despite widespread protests from the Left parties and others.

'' The failure of the Left policy on Indo-US nuclear deal was a major setback in the history of the Left parties and all left oriented parties should now launch mass struggle against the Indo-US nuclear agreement,'' Mr Bhattacharya exhorted.

''No government should ink the agreement compromising the national interests as it is the breach of trust of the people of the nation,'' CPI(ML) leader said and suggested that amendment should be made in the constitution making it mandatory for the government to seek the approval of the Lok Sabha by two-third majority in the event of any agreement, affecting the interest of the masses.

Mr Bhattacharya also lambasted the BJP for politicising the Amarnath issue for electoral gain as it would disturb the communal harmony in the country.

'' Our party would not allow them to encash communal issue during Lok Sabha elections,'' he said and added that price rise and nuclear deal would be the main issues in the next parliamentary elections.

CPI(ML) workers would launch a 'jail bharo abhiyan' (fill the jail campaign) on August 20 to protest the UPA governments failure to check the price of essential commodities in the country and the nuclear deal.

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