UPA-Left meet on Indo-US N-deal postponed

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New Delhi, Jun 18: The crucial meet of the UPA government and the Left parties is postponed to 25th of this month. The meeting of the UPA-Left panel was postponed just hours before scheduled time. Government said that the meeting is postponed as the Foreign Secretary is busy with Syrian delegation.

Meanwhile United States on Wednesday made clear that India still have 6 months to decide on Indo-US nuclear deal. The Bush Administration has promised to make every effort possible to move the Indo-US Civil Nuclear agreement through the US Congress if the Indian government approves it before January 20, the day new administration assumes office in the United States.

''The bottom line is, from now until January 20, we'll continue to work to support this agreement. We'll continue to encourage the Indian Government to approve it. And if such time, it is approved, whether that is today, tomorrow, or January 19, we will make every effort to move it through Congress,'' State Department's Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said on June 17.

The Left-UPA panel on the Indo-US nuclear was suppose to meet for the 10th time today. While the top brass of the government including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi have made a strong pitch for the nuclear pact, the Left leaders assert, ''We cannot go by a timetable set by the Bush administration.''

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