CPI-M opposes 100 per cent FDI

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New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday denounced the 100 per cent FDI in defence, aviation and pharmaceutical industries, saying this was not in India’s interests.

Referring to the growing strategic ties between the US and India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said the FDI decision was “a consequence of these defence agreements”.

“This (FDI decision) is not in the interests of India and raise serious

questions concerning both our internal security and our sovereignty,” the CPI-M said in a statement.

“As a consequence of the Indo-US strategic partnership, the Modi government has now announced across the board greater access to FDI.

“India is permitting foreign capital to reap super profits and seek to emerge out of their global economic crisis at the expense of our domestic economy.”

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The CPI-M also said that India had “now become party to naval exercises with the US and Japan in South China seas.

“These exercises, code-named ‘Malabar Naval Exercises’, were earlier held

off Indian coast in the Arabian Sea. Moving into the waters of South China

seas has many serious implications for our independent foreign policy and

security concerns.”

The CPI-M reiterated its demand that the disputes in the South China Sea

must be settled in accordance with international law and established

international procedures.

“The Indian government must adhere to this time tested policy position that India has always maintained.”



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  1. CPI opposes everything and anything, not surprising! What did they do when they were in power in WB – made the state from one of the top states to bottom three. Even British recognized Bengals capability, and within few decades, CPI killed it.

    As to the national interest, top priority is getting jobs for 10-15 crore youths who need immediate jobs. With CPI way, they would be waiting for another 70 years, the time we do not have. National security is also a function of economic stability and prosperity (you can see Pakistan’s state of economy). Strong economy supports strong defense budgets. Strong country is respected by likes of China, not a weak countries who will be subservient to Chinese interests.