India is acting as a junior ally to Trump's America: CPI (M)

| Updated: Jan 30, 2017 11:36 IST

Bengaluru [India], Jan 30.(ANI): In connection to United States President Donald Trump's recent move of refusing visas to seven Muslim countries, Communist Party of India (Marxist) has not only come out lashing out against the development as aggressively right wing, but also called the present Indian Government as a junior ally and a subservient of America. "It should not surprise anybody because Mr. Trump was speaking on these issues even when he was a Presidential candidate. After getting elected he has been taking certain steps which are in-tuned with his own position with many world issues", CPI(M) leader D Raja told ANI. Branding Trump's policies as aggressively right wing and extremist, Raja stated that the denial of Visa to seven Muslim countries further highlights his divisive, sectarian and racist agendas "I don't know what is going to be its impact on India in several respects. But India is becoming a junior ally of America," he said. He asserted that in the garb of being 'strategic partners', India's independent foreign policy would has been undermined and already compromised to a large extent and many more declining facets of this partnership would come to fore soon. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travellers from seven Muslim countries. Fulfilling a 2016 campaign promises, President Trump suspended the entire U.S. refugee resettlement programme for at least 120 days while tough new vetting rules are established. He said that the executive order is aimed at ensuring the security and welfare of the United States at all cost". It has also been announced that no visas will be issued for 90 days to migrants or visitors from seven Muslim dominant countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.(ANI)