CPI Congratulates Venezuela
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on May 1, 2019 congratulating Venezuela for defeating a new coup attempt:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India congratulates the government of Venezuela, its President Nicholas Maduro and the Venezuelan people for successfully thwarting a new attempt by foreign powers to sow confusion and unrest in the national territory of Venezuela. Early in the morning of April 30, 2019 a group of representatives of the National Assembly and a reduced number of low-ranking military officers called for a military insurrection which was not followed by the Bolivarian Armed Force, including a number of soldiers who claimed to have been deceived as they were brought to the gathering point.
The National Secretariat understands from reports that the destabilisation operation has been aided and abetted from abroad by the presidents of Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Paraguay, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the White House Security Advisor John Bolton, US Republican Senator Marco Rubio, European Parliament President Tajani. They all, in an interventionist criminal manner, called the Venezuelan military forces to disobey their legitimate commanders so as to promote chaos in Venezuela.
The CPI congratulates the government headed by President Nicolás Maduro for swiftly acting and defeating the coup action.
(S Sudhakar Reddy)