Govt for IAEA negotiations parallel to talks with Left
Noting the urgency of concluding the Indo-US nuclear agreement, the government has conveyed to the Left its keenness to hold negotiations with the IAEA even as discussions of the UPA-Left committee on the deal proceed.
At the meeting of the UPA-Left panel on Friday, the government also proposed to convene a special session of Parliament to discuss the nuclear deal, provided the participation of the BJP is ensured.
Emphasising that it was necessary to hold negotiations with the IAEA as time was running out, the UPA conveyed to the Left that it could be too late for India to go ahead with the deal and there should be no regrets later.
A senior leader, who is a member of the committee, said the Left leaders were told at the meeting that the government would show them the text of the final agreement before it is signed.
He said the Left parties have not responded to the two proposals so far, but are of the view that the committee could complete its work after two more rounds of discussions.