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Iran issue to become headache for UPA

The Left party declared it has a "common understanding" with the Samajwadi Party on the matter.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 19:44 IST

The Iran vote issue is threatening to snowball into a major headache for the Congress-led coalition with the CPI(M).

The Left partydeclared it has a "common understanding" with the Samajwadi Party on the matter, but parried questions on supporting SP's proposed no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.

"There is a common understanding with Samajwadi Party on several issues, including Iran," CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat told reporters after nearly a 30-minute meeting with SP supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in New Delhi.

He, however, skirted questions on whether CPI(M) would support the proposed no-confidence motion saying, "I will discuss it with my Parliamentary colleagues and then take a decision."

First Published: Feb 11, 2006 19:44 IST