UPA Govt unlikely to fall over Indo-US nuke deal: Yechury

March 11th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by admin  


Agartala, Mar 11 (ANI): Senior member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo, Sitaram Yechury, today said that the UPA Government at the Centre is unlikely to fall over differences on the India-US civil nuclear deal.

“We do not want to destabilise the government, but simply wanted to stop the nuclear deal with the US” he added.

Yechury was on a two-day visit to participate in a rally to celebrate the landmark victory of the Left Front in the Tripura Assembly poll in.

He said the UPA-Left committee on the Indo-US nuclear deal will meet in New Delhi on March 17 in the face of an ultimatum by the Left parties to withdraw support if the Government goes ahead with the Indo-US nuke deal.

“Whether the Government goes in for early elections is for them to decide,” Yechury said.

The CPI-M-led Left Front pulled off an emphatic victory, winning 49 seats in the 60-member legislature while the main opposition the Congress secured only 10 seats and its poll partner Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura, bagged only one seat. (ANI)

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