Will support NDA’s stand on n-deal: Badal

July 8th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS  


Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday said that his Shiromani Akali Dal would stand by the the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the India-US nuclear deal. While saying that the Akali Dal is a “permanent part” of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)-led NDA, Badal told reporters here that they would take a final decision on the matter July 15.

Difference over the India-US nuclear deal saw the Left parties withdraw support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Tuesday. Of 13 Lok Sabha MPs in the state, the Akali Dal accounts for eight.

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