Monday, February 27, 2006
The Left Parties View of Bush visit India
Just a day to go President George W Bush touches the ground in India. The police, fire service and bomb defeaters are in the final rehearsal throughout the places were Bush visit. In-between the Left parties held a discussion yesterday, in that, they have decided to conduct a mammoth against Bush visit on March 2 morning 11.30 form Ramila ground to Parliament. Like this in Hyderabad, were bush visit on March 3 the Left had decided to conduct a (tharna) struggle and they have called all CPI nation leaders to conduct struggle all over the Country.
Why the left Party struggle against Bush visiting India?
The Left telling that India should not toe the US line on the issue of Iran complying with the NPT. But since last September, India has been going along with EU-3 and the US. The Left stance is that the issue of Iran should not be referred to the UN Security Council; instead it should be resolved by way of consensus within IAEA itself. But the US does not want a peaceful solution. They have set a goal of destroying Iran like they did with Iraq. Only here, they want a quicker destruction. It is not just a technical issue relating to Iran’s nuclear capability. The issue is that the US, as part of its avowed mission of militarily attacking nations which stand against it, is targeting Iran. India should not support such an agenda. It is a matter of upholding our own independence in foreign policy that India should not vote for referring Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear capability issue. The Left have asked for a discussion in Parliament, where the concerns of many parties and MPs regarding India’s stance will be conveyed to the government. CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat said, But if India still goes along with the US, will see what action is to be taken.
Bush massacred more than one lakh Iraqis just to satisfy his whims. He imposed a blockade against Cuba, and is also moving against many Latin American countries which he considers a threat to the US. Bush openly proclaims that he attacks countries because God directs him to do so. Such a person is an unwelcome visitor in India. The Left has given 19 dissenting notes to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-Left coordination committee on policy decisions. But the response has not been satisfactory. The Left is holding discussions with all those who are in disagreement with the government on issues like allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector, handing over airport modernization to private sector and so on. This includes parties within the UPA government and outside. A broad platform of parties opposing the UPA government’s policies is emerging. The Left said there party is not bound to consolidate a government led by the Congress forever, anywhere. Our goal is to form a Third Front government and we are working towards that agenda. I think after the Bush visit India, the UPA government has a big head pain form the Left.