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Kerala CM slams Ahmed for being in Govt

Kerala CM has criticised continuation of Minister of State for External Affairs, E Ahmed in the UPA Govt since his party IUML had stated that it had reservations about the N-deal.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2008 13:50 IST

Senior CPI-M leader and Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has criticised continuation of Minister of State for External Affairs, E Ahmed in the UPA government since his party IUML had stated that it had reservations about the Indo-US nuclear deal.

"Is Ahmed's continuation in the ministry justifibale since IUML has said that its has concerns about the nuclear deal", Achuthanandan told repoters after a cabinet meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

Achuthanandan, however, said there was no question of IUML being made a partner in the LDF even if it snapped ties with the Congress.

The Left's stand on parties like IUML is very clear that it would ahve not ANY truck with communcal and casteist forces of any hue, he said.

The chief minister said the Left was ready to face elections if it was thrust upon the country by the government's 'eagerness' to go ahead with the nuclear deal.

The Marxist leader said the Left withdrew support to UPA as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had breached the assurances given to the supporting block earlier.