The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on January 25, 2019:
The Communist Party of India (CPI) strongly condemns the blatant intervention of US imperialism and its allies in the internal affairs of Venezuela aiming to remove the elected President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro.
The plan of regime changes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and in other progressive countries in Latin America is going for a long time. The present US move to recognize the opposition leader Guaido as interim President and to call upon other Latin American countries to follow USA is a new pattern of Regime change which will jeopardize the peace and stability in the entire Latin America and particularly pushing Venezuela into a civil war.
The imperialist design of creating dual powers in Venezuela will deepen the social divide and undermine the authority of the State thereby endangering its sovereignty. Moreover the US military intervention is looming large over Venezuela. However the Armed forces in Venezuela expressed their resolve to meet any such challenge.
The Communist Party of India hopes that with the popular support of Venezuelan people, President Maduro will be able to defeat all imperialist machinations.
The CPI urges upon the government of India not to support any effort of Trump administration of US to destabilize the elected governments in Latin America especially in Venezuela against the will of the people, considering our long standing friendship and mutual cooperation with Venezuelan people.
Communist Party of India reiterates its solidarity with the people of Venezuela and President Maduro in their difficult times and calls upon the peace loving democratic sections of the people of India to extend solidarity and support to the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.