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'No threat to UPA Govt till N-deal remains suspended'

CPI-M on Wednesday says the UPA Govt at the Centre will face no threat if the operationalisation of the nuclear deal remains suspended.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2007 21:10 IST

The CPI-M on Wednesday said the UPA government at the Centre will face no threat if the operationalisation of Indo-US nuclear deal remains suspended.

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has given an assurance that no step would be taken towards finalisation of the deal till talks with the Left parties for a consensus on the issue was on, CPI-M Politbureau member MK Pandhe told reporters in Bhopal.

"There is no threat to the UPA till the deal remains suspended," he said. In fact, leaders and MPs of Congress and constituents of the UPA are also not in favour of a mid-term poll and would like the government to complete its five-year term, Pandhe said.

However, the exact stand of Congress would become clear during the UPA-Left meeting on the deal scheduled on November 16, he said.

The Left parties, providing crucial outside support to the Manmohan Singh Government, have adopted a firm stand - that the agreement adversely affects India's interests and it should remain suspended, the CPM leader said.

Voicing concern over soaring prices, Pandhe, a prominent trade union leader, said it was a result of the UPA government failing to implement the common minimum pragramme.

On the reported statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about problems faced by a coalition government, he said "it is against the dignity of coalition politics."

"It (coalition government) is our destiny today as no single party would be able to form the government on its own in the near future."

First Published: Nov 07, 2007 21:05 IST