The latest WikiLeaks cable which has revealed the U.S. Consulate’s advice to the Obama administration to ‘cultivate’ Mamata Banerjee – proves beyond doubt that the U.S. is meddling in the internal affairs of our country. The American distaste to the Left parties in India is well known and the U.S. administration would find Mamata as its latest arsenal to topple the 33-year long Left government in West Bengal. But the scepticism expressed in the cable whether she is ‘willing to accept outside advice’ has more to it than meets the eye. History is replete with instances where the U.S. has interfered in the sovereign matters of other countries – in the name of democracy, liberty, civil rights and freedom – only to play its hegemonic role.
Syed Sultan Mohiddin