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Govt to seek trust vote before Aug 11: Pranab

India's foreign minister said the government will go to the IAEA and seek its approval for the nuclear deal after seeking a confidence vote in Parliament.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2008 08:20 PM IST

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the monsoon session of Parliament will commence from Aug 11 and that the government was ready to prove its majority on the floor of the House after the Left's withdrawal of support over the India-US nuclear deal.

"The monsoon session of parliament will be held from Aug 11 to Sep 5. The government will seek a vote of confidence as soon as it receives a formal communication from the Rashtrapati Bhavan," he told reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA).

He added that the government will go ahead and seek the approval of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for an India-specific safeguards agreement only after the trust vote.

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