|The BJP has questioned the intentions of Communist Parties’ in the light of CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat's claim that the strategic alliance between India and the United States was a move to "counter-balance" and "encircle" China. In a statement, BJP president Rajnath Singh has said that China has developed a deep naval base from Pakistan's Gwader to the Coco Island in Burma and right through Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and has established posts to monitor the movement of Indian Navy and wondered why the Left never looked at it as encircling of India by China. Singh has also questioned the Left's propensity to publicly express their concerns for China, but on the other hand, maintain a deafening silence on critical national issues such as the continuing massacres and saga of violence being propagated by the Naxalites across an increasing red corridor within the country, or the ruthless crushing of peasants who are fighting to protect their rights and honour in Nandigram.
The statement also demanded that the Left should clarify their stand on other series of issues like China making ridiculous claims over Tawang and other parts of Indian Territory. What was the stand of the Left parties when China refused granting a visa to IAS officers from Arunachal Pradesh a few months ago? Why the communists opposed our Pohkran tests in 1998 when they had previously welcomed the Chinese nuclear tests in 1964? How do the communists explain their supporting the murder of democracy through the imposition of Emergency in 1975? Why did the communist parties refrain from calling China an aggressor in the 1962 war? Can the communists explain their support for partition of India in 1947? Or even their taking the side of the British imperialism during the Quit India Movement in 1942? The nation knows the truth about the historical dual character of the communists, whose postulations have always been diametrically opposed to the national ethos and mainstream, he added.
Singh said that the so-called protectors of the masses, even after 30 years of textbook Marxist rule, which should have converted West Bengal into a "Marxist Paradise", have miserably converted it into a land of gross poverty and even unprecedented food riots. The comparison of one decade of the BJP rule in Gujarat alone juxtaposed against the 30 years of Communist misrule in West Bengal singularly exposes the gap between tall claims and ground reality. The BJP president demanded a clarification from the government about Saturday's news reports that the Central Government had actually issued a circular to prevent cabinet ministers from attending a felicitation ceremony for the Dalai Lama. Has this circular also been issued under the pressure of the Left Parties and their concerns towards China, he wondered?
The BJP president said that the nation is totally fatigued by the unending drama of the Leftists whether they will permit the UPA Government to complete its full term or withdraw support earlier. The Left Parties position on this issue is like shifting sands in a barren desert, a tactical strategy to confuse the nation by constantly changing positions on virtually a daily basis, he said. The BJP president finally wanted to know whether the entire opposition of the Communist Parties’ towards the Indo-US nuclear deal was inspired by Chinese concerns or an echo of the BJP's nationalist concerns about our strategic sovereignty, the right to develop credible nuclear deterrent and our entire nuclear weapons programme.
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