All partners will be taken on board on N-deal: Cong

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New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Congress today said the decision on the India-US nuclear deal would be arrived at by taking all alliance partners on board even as the Left parties reaffirmed their opposition to the pact.

Talking to reporters, AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh said the deal was in the national interest and would help solve the energy problem of the country.

He said the agreement would allow India to get an assured nuclear fuel supply without signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty or making any other compromise.

''But it is not a Congress government. It is a UPA government.

Whatever decision we take on the nuclear deal will have to be taken by all the UPA alliance partners together,'' he added.

Asked whether the Left was blackmailing the Government, he said they should understand that in today's world no one was untouchable and ''we should do what is in the country's interest''.

To buttress his argument, he said China, a communnist country, had also signed an agreement with the US on setting up a nuclear power plant.

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