Nuke deal: Rajnath's assurance to Left

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Betul, MP, Mar 20 (UNI) Slamming the 123 Indo-US Nuclear Agreement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh today assured the Left parties that if they withdrew support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime over this issue then the saffron party would not be adamant about forming a government at the Centre immediately.

''The BJP will never compromise on an issue that relates to the country's pride. The deal will make it impossible for India to conduct nuclear tests sans consulting the United States. The communists have warned several times that they will withdraw support over the Agreement but are apprehensive that a BJP government will assume the reins thereafter,'' he said at a BJP Jan Ashirwad Rally and workers' convention here.

Issuing a clarion call for the Betul Lok Sabha bypoll, he urged voters to eventually uproot the UPA from the Centre. Placing the Centre in the dock over inflation, the Ram Sethu, economic policies, corruption and black-marketing, Mr Singh added that inflation was spiralling.

''The Congress' loan waiver for farmers is hollow as it does not cover those who borrowed from non-institutional sources. If such peasants are not included in two months then the BJP will launch an agitation,'' he warned.

Regarding red wheat, Mr Singh said that it was unhealthy and its import would lead to ailments.

Mr Singh demanded an Election Commission probe into and stern action against those who allegedly bribed a legislator ahead of biennial elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh.

The BJP supremo was reacting to a media query regarding Samajwadi Party MLA Kishor Samrite being paid Rs 10 lakh for voting in favour of a Congress-supported independent candidate.

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