Left will not topple UPA govt: CITU leader

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Hoshiarpur, Oct (UNI) Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) National Secretary Dipankar Mukherjee today said Left parties would not allow the UPA government to operationalise the Indo-US nuclear deal nor would they become tool of any political party to topple the government.

Mr Mukherjee stated this while talking to newspersons here this afternoon.

He also took exception to the recent statement by US Under Secretary Nicholas Burns wherein he expressed the hope that the nuclear deal would be finalised by the end of this year.

He also criticised US Ambassador in India for his meetings with leaders of various political parties of the country to influence them to support the US-Indo nuclear deal.

Stating that the nuclear deal was not essential for India, he said the country should explore its own sources to further raise the generation of power through hydel and thermal plants.

He said the cost of power generation through hydel and thermal plants was cheaper than nuclear power generation. The nuclear power was very costly and with the setting up of nuclear plants, India has to depend upon other countries for uranium availability, he added.


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