N-deal fall-out: Pranab delays departure for Australia
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee decide to delay his departure, apparently because of hectic political activity on the nuclear deal issue.delhi Updated: Jun 21, 2008 03:28 IST
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday decided to delay his departure to Australia tomorrow by a few hours, apparently because of hectic political activity on the Indo-US nuclear deal issue.
Mukherjee, who was to leave for Australia on a bilateral visit tomorrow morning, will now depart at night, sources said.
The government's pointsman on the nuclear deal, Mukherjee is engaged in hectic consultations with Left parties as well as UPA allies to resolve the stand-off over the issue.