Asking the Congress-led UPA to set its priority on fighting soaring inflation instead of focusing on Indo-US nuclear deal, CPI on Sunday said the central government should not be sacrificed in the name of such an agreement, as nobody wants early polls.
"The priority at this moment is to fight the rising inflation and not the nuclear deal," CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan told reporters on the sidelines of a convention here against POSCO's proposed steel project in Orissa.
"There should not be early elections as nobody favours it except the divisive forces," he said adding, I do not understand as to why the government is in such a hurry to go ahead with the deal.
"After all, the UPA government should realise it is not going to be a deal between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George W Bush but between India and the US," the CPI leader said.
The stand of the Left parties on the nuclear deal was clear, he said adding, they were against the agreement but efforts will be made to "convince UPA during the meeting" on the issue slated on June 25.