CPI(M) to take action judging concessions on nuke deal: Basu

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Kolkata, Sep 30 (UNI) Making it clear that the party was looking for certain 'concessions' over the Indo-US nuclear deal to put the sword in cover, CPI(M) partiarch Jyoti Basu today reiterated that the fate of the UPA government was depending on the outcome of the two joint committee meetings next month.

''Let us see what concessions they offer in the October five and 14 meetings of the UPA-Left joint committee meetings. Only then we will decide our course of action,'' he told reporters after emerging from the CPI(M) Central Committee (CC) meeting.

Today was the second day of the CC meeting that began after a Polit Bureau meet.

Yesterday Mr Basu had declared that the party would not compromise on the Indo-US nuke deal, but would give more time to the Congress to take a final stand on the issue before deciding on ''approriate measures''.

The veteran leader said he had already conveyed the party's unrelenting stand to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, also the convener of the joint committee.

His statement also calrified that the party, which had already vowed not to support the Centre in the event of the 123 agreement being operationalised, was willing to give a long rope to the Congress to fall in line with its demand and put the ball in its court to evade an early Lok Sabha poll.

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