Monday, October 15, 2007

UPA takes U turn on Indo-US Nuclear Deal



The UPA government which was so vocal about seeing the Indo-US Nuclear Deal go through, ultimately bogs down to the Left parties demands. They are not ready for elections and if they went through with the formalities for the deal, election was inevitable. However, my concern is not about the Nuclear deal falling flat. My issue here is that if the Left parties were so concerned about national security what were they doing when these talks were initiated by the UPA. At that time no one opposed.

All the time, energy and money spent for the deal is now a big waste of public money. The fear of election, the fear of losing the government all resulted in the UPA taking an about turn. The honourable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the President of the Congress party, Ms. Sonia Gandhi both were very vocal in their support for the deal. But now it is all history. Now India is in a very embarassing situation. The world was watching all the events very closely.

It is only the Left parties that benefit from the current situation. They now know that the UPA goverment is nothing but just a puppet in their hands. They know how to pull the strings to make the goverment take decisions according to their will. The thing I really hate about the Left parties is that they never be part of the goverment at the Centre. This attitude of theirs I feel is to ensure that they get all the benifits of the good work done by the goverment and at the same time shy away from taking responsibility for anything that goes wrong.

The last thing I would like to see is a goverment of the Left parties at the Centre. I do not like any of the political parties in India. However, I hate the Left parties for the way they are handling the states they have a strong presence in. They are anti-development. In every other party there are individuals who are pro-development. They may be limited in number but atleast they are there. I wish I could say the same about the Left parties.

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