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BJP, Third Front demand nuke deal discussion

The opposition and the Third Front members want to know when the House will discuss the Indo-US nuclear deal issue and whether there would be any discussion at all.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2007 15:01 IST

Opposition BJP and Third Front members in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday sought to raise the Indo-US nuclear deal and wanted to know when the discussion would take place.

Soon after the Question Hour, former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha (BJP) asked when the House would discuss the issue and whether it would be discussed at all.

Sinha, who was joined by other BJP members, pointed towards the Left party members wondering why they were silent.

Supporting him, Sahid Siddiqui (SP) wanted to know why there was no discussion and rushed to the podium to register his protest.

V Maitrayan (AIADMK) said for the last two weeks there was no response from the government on the issue.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Pachouri said the government was ready for discussion on any issue, including Sachar Panel report and the Indo-US nuclear deal.

Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan, who was in the Chair, said whatever issue has to be discussed in the House, this is decided by the Business Advisory Committee (BAC).