Left parties to submit note on nuclear deal today
Left parties will submit a detailed note on their objections to the Indo-US nuclear deal to the UPA-Left committee on Friday.india Updated: Sep 14, 2007 03:51 IST
Left parties will submit a detailed note on their objections to the Indo-US nuclear deal to the UPA-Left committee on Friday.
The contents of the note were finalised at a meeting of the four Left parties in New Delhi on Thursday. The note will spell out their opposition to the deal in the context of the Hyde Act and its implications for the country's foreign policy.
Left leaders said they were expecting a reply from the government side on Monday, ahead of the second meeting of the UPA-Left committee on Wednesday.
"We discussed the points on which we will prepare our note," CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan told reporters after the meeting.
Forward Bloc General Secretary Debabrata Biswas said the note would be sent to the committee on Friday. "The reply from the government should come to us by 17th. Then the committee will meet on the 19th," he added. He said "the committee itself has noted our concern and we will elaborating on some of the issues."
First Published: Sep 13, 2007 18:01 IST