The political situation in India is now very tense because of the 'India-US Civilian Nuclear Pact.' The Left Political parties within the ruling coalition of Manmohan Singh government opposed the proposed treaty and threatened withdrawal of support. If they withdraw support, it might lead to the fall of the UPA coalition government and drive the nation for a mid-term election. The subject of the this week’s Hello Washington is 'The India - US Civilian Nuclear Pact: The Political Storm In India'.
Our panelists were Professor Om Prakash Mishra and Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta.
Professor Om Prakash Mishra is the Pro Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi University in Kolkata, India.
Writer and scholar, Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta is a Professor of Political Science at Kolkata University in India.
Asim Chakrabarti conducted the program.