Indo-US deal is not in interest of India but USA: Karat

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Mumbai, Oct 18 (UNI) CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat today reiterated his party's stand that the Indo-US civil nuclear deal is not in the interests of India but in the interest of United States of America.

''We will continue to oppose the deal,'' said Mr Karat, while addressing a public meeting here.

''We will support the government as long as it carries out the Common Minimum Programme (CMP), observed the left leader.

''We are not keen to bring down the government,'' he said.

The Indo-US nuclear deal will hurt the Indian people in every walk of life, he said and added that the power of this deal will be very costly on par with 30 Enron power projects.

Speaking on the occasion, CPI general secretary A B Bardhan said the scheduled meeting on October 22 between the UPA and the Left will be significant to know the real position of the deal.

He alleged that the Centre was following the NDA policy on the Indo-US nuclear deal.

''There are several other issues over which we have differences with the government, including rising prices and farmers' suicides,'' he added.

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