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End uncertainty on N-deal, Advani tells Cong, Left

india Updated: Mar 08, 2008 21:40 IST

The BJP on Saturday asked the Congress and Left parties to take a final stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal and end the uncertainty over the issue.

"Such instability and uncertainty is not good for the country. Hence both Congress and Left parties should take their final stand on the nuclear deal in the interest of the country," senior BJP leader LK Advani told reporters here.

He said the deal should be 're-formulated' as the country cannot accept any ban on nuclear tests. Later addressing a women's rally, organised by the party on World's Women's Day in Raipur, Advani said the BJP was not opposed to having friendship with the United States, unlike the Left parties.

But it was opposed to any ban on India going for any further nuclear tests like the Pokhran-II conducted by the NDA government, he said.

On the deal, both the alliance partners Congress and Left parties have strained relations and both are issuing threats and counter-threats to each other, Advani said.

After External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee recently said the Hyde Act would not have any impact on India and they would go ahead with the agreement, Left parties said if that happens the government had to go too, Advani said.

The sooner the matter was over the better it was for the country, he hoped.