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Left hasn't softened stand on N issue: Basu

The veteran CPI(M) leader rubbishes a suggestion that Left parties have softened their stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2007 19:24 IST

Veteran CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu on Friday rubbished a suggestion that Left parties have softened their stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal.

"It is out of question," Basu, a CPI(M) Politburo member said when a reporter asked him whether the Left had softened its stand on the nuke deal.

The CPI(M) Poltiburo meeting on September 28 would be followed by a three-day meeting of the party's central committee from September 29 which would discuss the nuclear issue, he said.

Responding to another query, Basu said he could not predict the outcome of the UPA-Left committee on the deal to address the concerns of Left parties. "How can I say? Am I an expert?" he said.

The Left parties have already given a stern warning to the government not to go ahead with operationalising the Indo-US nuclear deal till the committee came out with its findings.