CPI(M) extraordinary secretary Sitaram Yechury. File
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Modi govt. has succumbed to the threat of U.S. President Donald Trump that ‘there shall be retaliation’ if India failed to agree to export the drug, he acknowledged.

CPI(M) extraordinary secretary Sitaram Yechury acknowledged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities has let down India by succumbing to U.S. stress.

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U.S. President Donald Trump had acknowledged “there shall be retaliation” if India failed to agree to export hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a key anti-malaria drug believed by many to be effective in the cure of the novel coronavirus. Hours after the assertion, India confirmed that it has lifted the blanket ban on the export of HCQ.

Mr. Yechury in a tweet acknowledged that whereas Mr. Trump’s assertion became unacceptable, India’s mercurial capitulation became equally disappointing.

“The assertion by US President is unacceptable. Nevertheless Modi govt has succumbed to the threat by allowing the export. That this took grunt after an costly gala became organised for him by Modi, as an substitute of getting ready to have COVID-19, reveals how this govt has let down India,” he tweeted.