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USINPAC delegation to lobby with Left in favour of N-deal

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2007 21:05 IST

A delegation of Indian-Americans, who lobbied hard in the US in favour of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, will hold discussions later this month with the Left parties, who continue to be at loggerheads with the UPA government on the agreement.

A 10-member delegation of Indo-American political activists led by United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) will meet the Indian leadership across the political spectrum, including the BJP, the Left parties and the Third Front.

"We will try and understand their position on the nuclear deal and their opposition to it," Robinder Sachdev, founding member and director, USINPAC told PTI in New Delhi.

The delegation, which will have representatives from various Indian-American associations, is expected to be in the Capital between October 22 and 24.

"The UPA-Left panel meetings are expected to be over by mid-October and our visit will come at a time when a clearer picture would be available with regards to the deal," he said.

The USINPAC has been vociferously lobbying for the Indo-US nuclear deal with key policy makers and office bearers of the American establishment and have provided an impetus to the process of the deal getting through in the US Senate.

Sachdev dismissed attempts by a section of US lawmakers seeking tough restraints on nuclear trade with India.

"It is like being penny wise and pound foolish. The US industry will benefit from the nuclear deal," he said.