Left parties meet today

July 8th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The four Left parties will meet here today to discuss a political alternative to counter the recent forward developments on the US-India civil nuclear cooperation.
The four Left parties are CPI, CPI (M), Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party of India (RSP).
They are expected to take a collective view on the reply of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee in response to their queries on whether the government is proceeding to seek a safeguards agreement from the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
On Monday, Mukherjee had proposed that the UPA-Left coordination panel meet on Thursday.
Forward Bloc General Secretary Debabrata Biswas has already said that the Left Parties would submit a letter of withdrawing support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government to President Pratibha Patil by July 10.
Biswas said the decision to withdraw support to the UPA Government is a unanimous one.
The Left response comes in the wake of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’’s statement that the Government will go to the IAEA soon. (ANI)

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