Former President and scientist APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday told top Samajwadi Party leaders that the Indo-US nuclear deal was beneficial for the country and they should keep national interest above politics while firming up their stand on the issue.
SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and General Secretary Amar Singh drove to Kalam's residence this evening after a meeting of UNPA where it was decided to seek the opinion of experts of eminent scientists on the issue before future course of action could be chalked out.
After more than an hour-long meeting with Kalam, Yadav told reporters that the former President told them that "the deal is in national interest".
"We will inform UNPA leaders about our discussions with Kalam who is a well known and respected scientist. He is the father of nuclear technology of the country", the SP supremo said.