Some clauses in nuke deal against India: Yashwant

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Chennai, Jun 25 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha today claimed that some clauses in the Indo-US nuclear deal were against India's interests and New Delhi should hold more talks with Washington before its ratification.

Speaking to mediapersons at the airport here en route to New Delhi, Mr Sinha said, ''The Centre should hold talks with the US for making changes in the agreement as some clauses are against India's interests.'' ''We have already said this and are still saying it. There is no change in our stand,'' he added.

Blaming the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for the spiralling inflation, the former Finance Minister said the government did not work systematically in tackling the issue.

''India's economy has suffered badly due to high inflation. It has turned into a patient who is now on ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a critical condition. The Centre has to take the blame,'' he said.

Asked if he would offer suggestions on tackling rising inflation, Mr Sinha said during his tenure as the Finance Minister in the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, inflation was under control and people were not affected.

''If the Union Government approached me, I am ready to offer suggestions,'' he added.

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