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India's Communists Threaten to Derail U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

Friday, Dec. 7, 2007

NEW DELHI - India's Communists continue to wage an aggressive campaign to derail the landmark U.S.-India nuclear deal that would ensure stronger ties with Washington and the reliable energy supply needed to fuel India's scorching economy.

Debate over the deal in the upper house of Indian Parliament this week-- replete with personal verbal attacks and walkouts -- peaked Wednesday when leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) declared that a "big majority" was against it and insisted the government not undermine democracy by trying to move forward. ...

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