The Indian government failed yet again. The Congress party failed to convince the Left on the merits of the US-India nuclear deal and as a result the deal now stands nullified. The Left has shown its true colors - paranoia is one word that describes their approach to western powers. I cannot fathom what is it they are afraid of ? Do they still believe in self-sufficiency? Don't they realize that it is a golden opportunity for India to step-up its relationships with the world's most progressive and pwerful democracy?
Agreed, the US' newfound interest in India might be due its fear of the rise of China as an economic power. India, with its stable social and market institutions offers a counterweight to communist dominance in the region. However, that does not merit suspicion towards US' attitudes towards helping India. Particularly, in domains such as nuclear power. Nuclear power is essential to sustain India's continued growth into this century. Any help concerning technology and nuclear material is more than welcome. Does the Left believe that they can somehow solve India's impending power crisis by digging up more coal mines in their beloved state - West Bengal? I have nothing against Bengalis as such - except that they all seemed to be rooted in their past, forever. It is time they wake-up and leverage on their cultural legacy to lead the way forward by voting out the Left.
What the Left has done is unforgivable. The Left has placed their political fortunes ahead of the nation's interests. I hope the public and the Bengalis in particular realize this and penalize them in the upcoming elections. They need to realize that a pure communist approach that is anti-capitalistic does not bode-well for a resurgent India.