CPM cautions Centre not to move ahead on Indo-US nuclear deal

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Patna, Oct 9 (UNI) The CPI(M) today asked the UPA government not to move ahead with the Indo-US nuclear deal as neither was it in the interest of the country nor did the ruling coalition command the majority to push the deal through Parliament.

The Polit Bureau member of the party S Ramachandran Pillai told newspersons here that arguments cited by the UPA government in defence of 'yet to be operationlised Indo-US nuclear deal' had no merit.

'' The energy requirements can never be fulfilled from nuclear sector as despite huge investments and application of latest technology, the production of electricity from this arena would be far from satisfactory,'' he said adding that the euphoria being generated by the UPA government was baseless and had no justification.

He said the party had decided to inform the people across the nation about the UPA government's anti-people policies and also on the serious adverse effects it might have on the nation once the Indo-US nuclear deal was operationalised.

''The talks between the UPA government and Left could yield positive results only if the Centre handled the issue with sincerity,'' Mr Pillai remarked.

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