SP wants amendment of the Hyde Act
Samajwadi Party said India should press the United States to amend the Hyde Act passed by the American Congress or enact a law in Parliament to counter its provisions.india Updated: Jul 29, 2008 01:03 IST
After backing the UPA government on Indo-US nuclear deal, Samajwadi Party on Monday said India should press the United States to amend the Hyde Act passed by the American Congress or enact a law in Parliament to counter its provisions.
"There are certain provisions in the Hyde Act passed by the US Congress which will create hindrance in going ahead with the nuclear deal. We request the Centre to press the US for making certain amendments in the Hyde Act before finalising the deal or present a bill in Parliament to make an Act in India also", SP's political resolution released here said.
"The Act is necessary to prevent other countries from creating hindrance in India's strategic programme in the name of atomic energy production for the people", it said.