Just as Left raised its pitch again, putting the Manmohan Singh government on ultimatum, RJD supremo and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav voiced his support for the N-deal, saying it is in the interest of the nation. And that those who are opposing it are against development. The Left"s statement is significant in light of the fact that Congress led UPA government finally put its foot down on Wednesday over the nuke deal saying that it needed to be finalized “at all costs". The government also insisted that it would go to the IAEA for the final ratification of the safeguards agreement.
Earlier, the crucial talks between the Left parties and the government on the Indo-US nuclear deal were suddenly postponed on Wednesday, apparently as the two sides saw no meeting ground on their positions.