Indian National Congress - Congress Sandesh

Manishtewari 30 9 2013 Mon, 06 Apr 2015

A Faustian Bargain

Does that sound like protecting national interest or selling the sovereign short? The deal is done. We have reached an understanding. We have broken the logjam of the past few years,” exulted former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh on the first evening of President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi to participate in the Republic Day parade. She was referring to the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Deal negotiated by the UPA government. For all her labours, the reward was her removal just two days after Air Force One lifted off from the technical area of the Palam Airport. After moving a no-confidence motion to derail the nuclear deal in July 2008, the BJP had no qualms of attempting to take acclaim for operationalising it in 2015. Read More >