Only if India desires will nuke safeguards pact be discussed, says El BaradeiNovember 14th, 2007 - 1:55 am ICT by admin
Meanwhile, the Left parties have reportedly convinced the Government not to go to the IAEA for operationalising the nuclear safeguards agreement.
“We don’t think any formal negotiations will begin (with IAEA) before this Committee comes out with its findings,” CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan said after an over two-hour-long meeting of the UPA-Left Committee on the Indo-US nuclear deal.
“Our talks are continuing. I don’t think anything will be implemented,” the veteran Communist leader said a day after Left parties made it clear to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi that the government cannot initiate negotiations with the IAEA before the committee to go into their concerns on the deal came out with its findings.
However, there was no formal word from the government on the issue, though Railway Minister Lalu Prasad confidently said:”The government is not falling. There will be no snap poll.”
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who chaired the meeting of the 15-member Committee, said the panel would continue discussions on October 22.
The meeting was held in the backdrop of strong and divergent views expressed by both UPA and Left parties on the issue that fuelled speculation about mid-term polls.
The outside supporters have been insisting that the government should not go ahead with formal negotiations on India-specific safeguards with the IAEA till this panel completed its work. (ANI)
- Left-UPA stalemate over n-deal continues (Night Lead) - Jun 18, 2008
- Left to reject government's plea on IAEA pact (Second Lead) - Jun 17, 2008
- Left to discuss government request on IAEA pact (Lead) - Jun 17, 2008
- IAEA team completes inspection of Kudankulam plant - Feb 21, 2012
- It's now or never, government advises Left (Second Lead) - Jun 18, 2008
- Government's last-ditch effort to get Left nod on IAEA pact - Jun 16, 2008
- IAEA team inspects Kudankulam plant, protesters announce fast - Feb 20, 2012
- UPA-Left nuclear meeting postponed till next week (Lead) - Jun 18, 2008
- IAEA chief ElBaradei meets Kakodkar - Nov 14, 2007
- Left parties divided over supporting Pranab - Jun 21, 2012
- IAEA pact to figure prominently at UPA-Left meet - Mar 16, 2008
- Mukherjee 'sets record straight', says IAEA text confidential - Jul 08, 2008
- UPA-Left n-panel meeting postponed to June (Lead) - May 26, 2008
- AERB clears fuel loading in Kudankulam nuclear reactor - Aug 10, 2012
- CPI-M fires fresh salvo at PM - Jul 01, 2008
Tags: CPI, divergent views, external affairs minister, findings, formal negotiations, fuelled speculation, IAEA, India, lalu prasad, left parties, member committee, nuclear deal, nuclear safeguards, pranab mukherjee, railway minister, safeguards agreement, sonia gandhi, UPA, veteran communist leader