Govt. awaits Lefts approach on Indo-US nuke deal

June 28th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Dera Baba Nanak ( Punjab ), June 28 (ANI): The Central government awaits Left’s approach on Indo-US nuke deal, as External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said they are in touch with the Left parties and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) allies to resolve the stalemate over the issue.

He was speaking to media during his visit to Dera Baba Nanak on Saturday in Punjab .

We are in touch with the left leaders, we are in touch with other leaders, other UPA partners and it is a very important National issue, so we are talking to them and let’s see what comes out of that, said Mukherjee.

Government is eagerly waiting for the outcome of the meeting of Left parties on July 3 to decide their strategy about the nuke deal, which has run into rough weather.

They (the leaders of Left parties) are meeting on third (July). So after that what is their approach will be known, added Mukherjee.

Government is leaving no stone unturned to translate the deal into reality but the Left parties are against the deal.

The deal needs clearances from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group before it can go to the U.S. Congress for final approval.

But it might already be getting too late as the US gears up for presidential elections. (ANI)

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