Claiming that the honeymoon between the UPA and the Left was over, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the country was heading towards mid-term poll.
"The honeymoon between the UPA and the Left is over and the country is heading towards mid-term polls with the latter rejecting the Indo-US civil nuclear deal," Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of his "janata durbar".
"The credibility of both the Left and the UPA is at stake. Both will suffer a great loss of face if they back out from their respective stands on the nuclear issue," he said.
The chief minister claimed that the majority view in Parliament was against the nuclear deal as most members felt it would severely compromise India's sovereignty and commitment to pursue an independent foreign policy and demanded that the centre review its decision on the operational aspect of the agreement.