No threat to UPA Govt: Vayalar

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Alappuzha, Jul 1 (UNI) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi today said there is no threat to the UPA government at the centre in the wake of the warning issued by the Left parties to withdraw support if it goes ahead with the Indo-US nuclear deal.

Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Ravi said the UPA Government would not fall. However, he did not elaborate as to how it would survive if the Left withdrew support.

Describing the Left's opposition to the nuclear deal as ''unreasonable and not sustainable'', Mr Ravi said the 14 nuclear power plants in the country which needed fuel for future power production were in operation with a total capacity of 2770 MW.

Stating that the country was facing a crisis in the energy sector, he said India needed more energy for industrial growth and had to tap all sources of energy.

It was not right to depend completely on conventional energy sources, he added.

Asserting that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's stand on the nuclear deal was for the benefit of the nation, he said the Left parties should understand the situation.


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