Narayanan briefs Amar Singh on nuclear deal

July 2nd, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan met Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh here today and briefed him on the technicalities of the Indo-US nuclear deal.

Addressing the reporters, Singh said that a final decision would be taken only after the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) meet on July 3.

He added, “More than the deal, we are worried about intentions of communal forces of turning UP into a laboratory of Hindu extremism.”

“Keeping in the mind the sensitivities in view of the fact that Agra, Mathura, Kashi are in UP and the statement by a fundamentalist leader of the BJP that UP will become the next Gujarat, we do not want innocent Muslims to be killed like in Gujarat post Godhra,” he added.

He said BJP leader Jaswant Singh came and met him today and suggested that the Left parties, SP and BSP should along with BJP form a block and vote against the Government on the deal.

He also quoted the BJP leader as saying that the line of Left parties and the BJP was one and the same, but he added that the SP’s line was different as it felt that communalism was a bigger danger. (ANI)

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