CPM expects final stand on 123 pact : Yechury

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Chennai, Oct 19: CPI(M) Polit bureau Member Sitaram Yechury today said his party expected the Centre to pronounce its final stand on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal during the October 22 meeting of the UPA and the Left at New Delhi.

Talking to reporters on his arrival at the airport here, Mr Yechury evaded a direct reply when asked whether a consensus between the Congress and the Left was possible on the issue.

''We have already raised objections over the harmful implications of the deal,'' he said adding it had been agreed to consider the findings of the UPA-Left Committee on the deal before the government took a decision on operationalising it.

To a question on the Congress' differing' statements on the deal, Mr Yechury said his party was going by the written words. ''What has gone in the four rounds of meeting so far is our landmark,'' he added.

Asked if the Left was really consistent in its stand, Mr Yechury said ''it depends on how you look at us. But there is no change in our consistency and position.''


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