Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), has written the following letter to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India today on the brazen intervention of United States of America in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We are releasing the text of the letter for publication.
Dear Pradhan Mantriji,
I am drawing your attention to the brazen intervention of the United States of America in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. USA has recognized the leader of the opposition groups in Venezuela as the President of the country, going against the democratic verdict of the Venezuelan people who have legitimately elected Nicolás Maduro as their president. This election was overseen by observers from various countries who endorsed the electoral process as being free and fair.
The Government of India must firmly decry the US efforts to destabilise a democratically elected government in Venezuela. Simultaneously USA has declared the imposition of economic sanctions and threatened military interventions.
I am sure you will agree that these are brazen acts of violation of the United Nations Charter and a brazen attack on the sovereignty of Venezuela.
I am writing to you to declare to the world that India stands committed to both democracy and sanctity of the sovereignty of independent countries and the right of the Venezuelan people to choose their own government.