Left withdraws support to UPA government(Lead)

July 8th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Left parties Tuesday withdrew their support to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government after failing to resolve their differences over the India-US civilian nuclear deal. Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat made the announcement at a crowded press conference at the party headquarters here, ending over four years of the Left’s uneasy marriage with the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed, however, claimed that the UPA would be able to survive without the Left and its 61 MPs.

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