'N-deal attempt to divert attention of public'
BJP alleges that the UPA-Left deliberations on the Indo-US nuclear deal is an attempt to divert the attention of the public from the issues that affect the common man.delhi Updated: Jun 25, 2008 20:01 IST
BJP on Wednesday alleged that the UPA-Left deliberations on the Indo-US nuclear deal is an attempt to divert the attention of the public from the issues that affect the common man.
"It is a cover-up exercise to divert the attention of the public from the burning issues like inflation," senior party leader M Venkaih Naidu told reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday.
"Left parties are a partner in this government's game plan to avoid discussion on issues that affect the common man," he added.
"If the Left thinks that the deal is useless then why are they engaged in this lengthy discussion. They should rather start discussing other issues of public interest like price rise," Naidu said.
The former president of the party sought to take a dig at the meetings of the UPA-Left committee on Indo-US Nuclear Deal saying, "they meet to decide when to meet to decide on another meeting."
"The government is headed by an unwilling Prime Minister. He wants to leave his office. How can we expect him to take important decisions," Naidu said.
On Central Government's advise to the states to reduce taxes to curb price rise, he said, "it is a clever ploy and cheap politics."
Naidu reiterated that his party would vote against the government if the deal is put to vote in the Monsoon session.
"Why should we sympathise with the government. We will vote against the deal if it is put to vote. We are not against strategic and friendly relations with the US but we oppose the Hyde act," he said.