Speeches in Parliament Vol. (IV)-179

Turning to foreign policy, please tell us what is wrong with our foreign policy. You have not been able to find fault with it effectively. Certainly, you have repeated many points, but effectively you have not succeeded in finding fault with our foreign policy. If you look at the present atmosphere of war and peace. It is from this situation that this country has to be saved.

Shri Indrajit Gupta (Basshirhat) : War, not peace.

Shri Yashwantrao Chavan : I am talking of the world situation. Since the war situation is there, peace must be taken care of. It is in that sense that I am talking. If we look at the world, apart from the two super-powers, the Big powers, if you look at the policy of any country in the world today, in the third world, it is India’s policy, which is completely correct, which is the best way to get  out of the present dangerous situation. Today even the non-alignement movement is suffering from certain cotradictions; there are certain pressures building in the non-alignment movement which need to be taken care of, and the country which can play some constructive role in the present situation, fortunately, is India, which has been accepted even by the non-aligned world.

When this is the position that India is occupying in the world today, you people come and say “Resign; we have no confidence in you.” Who cares for your confidence” It is absoultely.....(Interruptions)

Shri Somnath Chatterjee : In this is the policy of the rurling party....(Intrruptions)

Shri Yashwantrao Chavan : The most important thing that has to be taken note of today in Asian and African countries is..... (Interruptions). The only country which has a stable Government and which has remained stable is India. There is no denying it. This is not what we say; this is what others tell us. So, India has a big role to play, and that is because India has built up the necessary resources in the industrial and agricultural sector. It has built up a position politically also in the world. So, we are in a situation to make a contribution to the peace not only in India but in the world. This is a fact which must not be denied.

Therefore, I say that the Motion of No-Confidence is not based on any major policy issue. Merely because you do not like a person, because you do not like Mrs. Gandhi, that does not mean that you have the right to bring a No-Confidence Motion. This is some sort of obsession against a personality.....(Interruptions) I do not like that. I take a general balanced view of the matter and I feel that she is giving the right leadership to the country. That is why I am supporting her....(Interruptions) I do not want to reply to all interruptions...(Interruptions) I do not want to make any long speech. The points that Shri Choudhary made certainly prove our case that the planning progress that has functioned for the last 30 years has saved India and put her in the right direction and that the No-Confidence Motion is an absolutely superficial thing, which should be thrown out.