UNPA meet on July 3, to hold talks with Left too

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New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) The United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) will hold talks with the Left on or after July three when it meets here to crystalise its response to the current crisis arising out of the stringent opposition of the Left to the Indo-US nuclear deal, and its threat to withdraw support to the UPA government on the issue.

''We are meeting at our senior leader Om Prakash Chautala's residence on July three to take stock of the current political situation, especially the UPA government's move to go for IAEA safeguards agreement, and after that the Alliance would hold a separate meeting with the Left'' a UNPA source told UNI.

Besides the prevailing political situation, the UNPA's strategy for the next general election would also be discussed, he said.

All senior leaders of the Allianace, including Mr Chandra Babu Naidu would attend the meeting.

Earlier, UNPA Chairperson and Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had said his party would take any position on the nuclear deal after consultation with the UNPA leaders.

Mr Yadav is in the capital here today and is expected to meet CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat.

The support of the SP to the UPA Government, which has 39 MPs in the Lok Sabha at this juncture (especially after the withdrawal of the BSP support)' was critical.

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