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DMK backs Congress on nuclear deal

india Updated: Jun 19, 2008 21:04 IST

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Pledging its support for the implementation of the Indo-US nuclear deal, the DMK, a key constituent of the ruling UPA, on Thursday said it would stand by the Congress on the issue.

DMK Spokesperson T K S Elangovan told PTI that his party MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi had already made this point clear in the Rajya Sabha recently.

"We will support the Congress on the issue," he said.

Asked whether the implementation of the deal would cause a split between the Left parties and the Congress, he said Karunanidhi had already stated that any such divisions between the UPA and the Left would only pave the way for "communal forces like the BJP".

The comments by the DMK spokesperson came amidst speculations that the Congress plans to go ahead with the implementation of the deal despite strong opposition from the Left.