Mixed reactions to parliament debate on confidence motion, nuke deal

July 21st, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi/Lucknow/Mumbai/Patna, July 21 (ANI): There has been a mixed response to the ongoing debate in Parliament on the vote of confidence sought by the UPA Government and the India-US civilian nuclear cooperation deal.
The debate on the vote of confidence in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’’s government began on Monday and its fate will be decided on Tuesday.
In Lucknow, the young brigade felt that the nuclear deal would benefit all sections of society.
“The Indo-US civil nuclear deal, for which UPA government is pushing is 100 percent in the interest of the nation If Indian government is successful in getting this deal done then it would benefit all the families of the society. There would be increase in the energy sector, which would benefit all irrespective of their faith, be it Hindus, Muslims Sikhs or Christians,”said Ravi Kumar, a youth from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh.
The elderly in the city, particularly the rural people, felt that there are doubts in the public about the deal.
“It should have been transparent, and then it would have seen inclination of the people. They are misleading and particularly the rural population is clueless,” said Surinder Singh.
In Patna, Rohit Upadhyay said: “The nuclear deal is not in the interest of the nation. There are possibilities of our turning slaves of America. I am against this deal and common people are also against it. And I think that this government will not be able to prove majority.”
In Mumbai, Vilas Sonawale, a social activist, said: “Delhi’’s Manmohan Singh government is about to complete it’’s term, and a nuclear deal with America is their stunt to go in for fresh polls. I want that this nuclear deal with America should not take place.” (ANI)

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