In an important editorial in Times of India today, the newspaper has made some valid points about the jinxed Indo-US nuclear deal.
The government of the day has nothing to loose if it goes ahead. The Left front, as we all know has more bark than bite. It won't dislodge this government. After all it's a free meal for them. The notion of "outside" support means, take all the pleasures of power at zero accountability. And Leftists have got habituated to this free power now. They never had it so good. So it's hard to see why they would want to go ahead and remove the support.
As a rule of thumb, you should always do what Left does not want you to do. Because Left will always align with something that is not good for the nation. Here's a list of things that Left did in past
1. They opposed English language education
2. They opposed introduction of Computers in West Bengal
3. They supported British during Quit India.
4. They supported China during Indo-China war
5. They support China over human rights and Tibet
These are only a few of the things they did. And India was better off doing the exact opposite.
But here's the real thing. We need to get into the nuclear club. More so for the technology. As the article argues, its not about India and USA. It's about India and the world. India cannot keep itself cut off from the emerging nuclear technology. It will have to keep it self updated and upgraded all the time.
Second point and the biggest need is Nuclear energy. We need 100s of MWs of power in coming years. We just can't afford to be complacent. As more industries grow, more middle class grows, we need more power. We are facing and going to face acute power shortage in coming years. This deal is about national crisis and not about foreign policy.
I have zero respect for MMS and this government. But I am pro-Congress on this issue. (As i have argued in the past. I believe in being pro or anti issues, rather than personalities or parties). For this particular issue I am pro-Congress and anti-BJP and of course i do not even consider Left's opinion to have any rational. (I don't know what the f... BJP is opposing this for)
Left is opposing only because it does not want to be seen doing business with US, which according to them is world's EVIL DEVIL. Thats their only problem. All this talk of 1-2-3 agreement is pure bull shit. It's easy to see that the Left is prostituting for China, the client who the left service royally at India's cost.
So I'd say to Sardar Manmohan - go ahead. Nuke it man.
For God sake, you will have at least something to show for your 4 years in power, apart from inflation, terrorism and disrespect of your government towards Nation's constitution i.e your suffocating of democracy in Bihar,Goa,Jharkhand.