Sunday, August 05, 2007

123 agreement an assault on nuclear sovereignty: BJP

From the Article,

The Bharatiya Janata Party was “unable to accept” the 123 agreement on Indo-United States civil nuclear cooperation as finalised and would “definitely seek a review of the agreement when it comes to power” as it was of the view that it constituted an “assault on our nuclear sovereignty and foreign policy.”

Former Ministers in the Vajpayee government, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, jointly released here on Saturday an eight-page statement demanding that a joint parliamentary committee be set up to examine the text of the agreement in detail.

3 comments:

srikanth said...

I think the issue of Indo-US Nuclear Deal offers the perfect opportunity as some kind of an acid test for patriotism in contemporary India.

If BJP has strong convictions in this regard, then they should take every step to thwart the designs of the Congress party and co. When everything fails, then they have only one final move to make. BJP Mps should resign from both houses of Parliament en masse. This will definitely administer the jolt necessary for the Nation to take note of the implications of the Deal. But, will they do it? Only time will tell.

san said...

I agree that this 123 deal has some serious problems. But on the other hand, India's alternative of going it alone means we'll be building commercial power reactors by 2040. That's a long time to wait. I'd say that we'd better step up our nuclear research if we want to have some credible leverage in any bargaining. This should include tapping all available domestic uranium sources as quickly as possible.

karyakarta92 said...

>> .....would “definitely seek a review of the agreement WHEN it comes to power” as it was of the view that it constituted an “assault on our nuclear sovereignty and foreign policy.”
>>

Despite all the assistance from
Shikhandi MMS & co, why are they so convinced of returning to power?
MMS is emasculating the opposition
and all democratic institutions
within India on a scale that correlates with the emasculation of the nation's nuclear deterrent.
Therefore, the time to oppose this
assault on our sovereignty is NOW, not some hypothetical date in the future.