No N-deal without approval, says Left
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No N-deal without approval, says Left

The UPA Govt has only been given go-ahead for dialogue with the IAEA, says CPI Gen Secy AB Bardhan.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2007 17:46 IST

The Left parties have allowed the UPA government to hold negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency, but would not let the operationalisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal without the approval of the UPA-Left Coordination Committee, the CPI has said.

The UPA government was only given go-ahead for dialogue with the IAEA and asked to apprise the UPA-Left Committee and get its approval before moving forward, CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan told reporters on Thursday night.

He made it clear that the government would not be allowed to operationalise the 123 Agreement in the present from without taking the Left into confidence.

Talking about Nandigram issue, the CPI leader was strongly critical of "anti-Left" parties like Trinamool Congress and NDA for "exploting" the situation there.

First Published: Nov 16, 2007 17:39 IST