UNPA leaders meet over the fate of nuclear deal
The United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) leaders met in New Delhi on Thursday for crucial deliberations on the Indo-US nuclear deal amid strong indications that Samajwadi Party would break away from the group to back the UPA.
The meeting is being attended by SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav, party General Secretary Amar Singh, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala and B Goswami of the AGP.
The meeting assumes significance as it could well decide the future of the UNPA as SP, a key constituent, has lately indicated its mood to support the Congress-led ruling UPA.
In an effort to ensure that SP is brought to its fold, the government on Wednesday gave special briefing to its leaders Amar Singh and Ram Gopal Yadav on the nuclear deal to address their concerns over the agreement.
Singh later said the arguments given by National Security Adviser M K Narayanan to them would be put before the UNPA meeting so that these could be discussed.