People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 06, 2006
Mobilises MPs Against Israel
over the UPA government's meek stand on the Israeli aggression on Lebanon, the
CPI(M) leader in parliament Sitaram Yechury said that the Left parties had
collected signatures of over 100 MPs as part of efforts to mobilise
international opinion to impose sanctions on the aggressor. After submitting the
memorandum to prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh with these signatures on July 29,
Yechury expressed confidence that they would be able to extract some ''positive
action'' from the government.
condemnation or issuing a statement will not suffice,” Yechury, along with the
party’s floor leader in the Lok Sabha Basudeb Acharia told media persons at a
briefing in parliament on July 26.
Party demanded the government suspend purchase of weapons from Israel and take a
lead in mobilising international opinion in favor of imposing sanctions on
Israel for its aggression against Lebanon in violation of the UN charter, and
make efforts for a ceasefire.
how the Left parties had to stall the house proceedings for three days to
pressurise the then NDA government to condemn the US aggression against Iraq,
they requested the Manmohan Singh government to display that ''sense of
courage'' which it had recently shown at the WTO meet wherein it came forward to
protect the country's agriculture sector and millions of farmers.
that since India was the second largest buyer of arms from Israel after the US,
it could easily use its influence over Tel Aviv to make it stop its aggression.
Yechury also told media that the Left would definitely oppose the Banking
Regulation Act (Amendments) in its present mode. (INN)