New Delhi, Dec 24: Claiming that the Left parties would succumb to pressures and accept the Indo-US nuclear deal, the BJP today said that it would stand by its promise to renegotiate the pact when it comes to power at the Centre.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the victory of BJP in Gujarat would bring pressure on the Left parties to accept the Indo-US nuclear deal because their opposition to the deal was not because it was against India and its security interests because but it was coming from United States. ''They would have no problem if the deal were to come from China and their opposition would have no takers in the country,'' he alleged.
He said the rise of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat would, at least for the time being, close the ranks in the ruling UPA. The Left's opposition to the nuclear deal would be limited to tokenism and the threat will never be implemented into actions, he said.
As far as the BJP is concerned, it had opposed the deal because it was against India and its interests. Leader of Opposition L K Advani had demanded renegotiation of the deal with the United States. "He even promised to renegotiate when the NDA came to power.
"We stand by this promise", Mr Javadekar added.