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TDP to oppose Civil Nuke Bill if changes not reconsidered

delhi Updated: Aug 24, 2010 22:15 IST

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Telugu Desam Party today said it would oppose the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill unless the government reconsiders relevant amendments that were included in the legislation.

Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu said TDP is with Left parties on the issue and it will "fight it out" if the government does not consider making the changes as demanded by the Left.

"From the beginning, we are very clear. We were opposed to the nuclear bill. Now, the government has ignored the Standing Committee's recommendations. It should make the relevant changes, otherwise we would continue to oppose the bill," he told reporters here.

Naidu said the party, like others, has objections to the word 'intent' which would protect foreign suppliers of nuclear material.

He said the party would make its stand clear on Wednesday when the bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament.

"We will announce our decision tomorrow in Parliament. We are with Left parties on the issue," he said.