The country is hooked on to the issue of Nuclear deal. The fate of UPA is hanging on this deal. Politicians far and wide are watching this with keen interest. At this juncture, we put together the views of the leaders who can make or break the Indo-US Nuclear deal.
"Left parties to decide future strategy on nuclear deal soon.
Congress leadership as a whole was responsible for the present
impasse. Let the people decide whether the nation needs the nuclear
---- Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPM
"There is nothing new in the stand of the Left parties. I have
not given up hope, I will come to Parliament before I
operationalise the agreement. If Parliament feels that we have done
something wrong, so be it,"
---- Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister
"Mr Prime Minister give up your obsession on nuclear deal and
instead concentrate on containing inflation. Every individual has
his own capacity, potential and capability. Singh (Manmohan) when
chosen for the country"s top post by the UPA, his USP has been that
of an economist so he should concentrate on this field".
--- Mohammad Salim, CPM
The Nuclear deal is being done at the cost of cheaper gas from
Iran and Muslims are vehemently opposed to it, this deal is
--- Mayawati, UP Chief Minister
“If he PM feels so strongly that he has to report to
Bush during the forthcoming G8 summit in Japan, he should vacate
the office and need not go there."
--- Faizi, CPI, Secretary
"My relations with Pranab Mukherjee go back to my Congress days.
I went to meet him on Monday night as we had to discuss some
personal issue. There was nothing official about the meeting and it
was a purely personal one. Not met any Congress leader officially
or unofficially on the nuclear deal issue so far"
--- Amar Singh, SP General Secretary
"Bal Thackeray will play a crucial role in the unfolding
political crisis. Party considered that the deal was in national
interest. But party would not do anything that would be a setback
to the NDA"
--- Sanjay Raut, MP, Shiv Sena spokesperson
"No decision on supporting Congress has been taken so far. Party
stand on the issue will be taken only after the UNPA meeting on
--- Mulayam Singh, SP chief
"UNPA was united on its stand of opposing the Indo-US nuclear
deal. We don't think the SP would support Congress. We will take a
decision by July 3 meeting.
--- Yerran Naidu, TDP
"SP is with us. Sarkar bhi rahega, deal bhi chalega."
--- Lalu Prasad Yadav, RJD
"Indo-US nuclear deal could only do the country good as it would
end the technology apartheid against India and open the doors for
scientific exchange in esoteric spheres like nano-technology."
--- Ajit Singh, RLD leader