Bhopal: In a veiled attack on the UPA
government, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday
alleged people in power want to make India act as a "junior
partner" of the United States.
"The men in power want to make India act as a junior
partner for the United States," CPI-M General Secretary
Prakash Karat said.
He was speaking at a two-day meeting of CPI-M state
committee which commenced here on Monday.
"The US wants to shift the burden of its economic
distress on India and some third world countries", Karat said.
US President Barack Obama had, during his visit to
India last month, entirely focused on the interests of America
and its MNCs, the Left leader said.
Karat pointed out that for decades New Delhi had led
the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) but now efforts were underway
to make it as a "junior partner" of the US.
Referring to Madhya Pradesh, he said the BJP-ruled
state has been linked to terror attacks blamed on some
The accused of Malegaon, Ajmer, Mecca Masjid and
Samjhauta Express blasts have links with Madhya Pradesh. The
people arrested for these blasts were from Madhya Pradesh and
the planning, too, had been carried out in the state, he said.
"This is alarming," he said adding "such mindless
violence was against the secular fabric of the country. Such
things should be dealt with strictly".