People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 19

May 17, 2009


'Do Not Meddle In Our Internal Affairs'

THE CPI(M) has said that if reports appearing in the media about US Charge d'Affaires A Peter Burleigh seeking to influence the decisions of political parties ahead of government formation are true then it would be a "gross interference in our internal affairs".

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury speaking to newspersons said that the imperialist character of US has once again come through such brazen interference in the affairs of an independent country.

He was responding to questions from reporters regarding the recent meetings of US ambassador with BJP prime ministerial candidate L K Advani and earlier with TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Praja Rajyam Party chief and film star Chiranjeevi in Hyderabad.

Yechury said if the meetings were merely to know or understand the political scenario then there would be no problem. But if as sections of media have reported, these meetings were aimed at preventing third front government then it is nothing but gross interference in our internal affairs.