Nuclear-bytes by our political leaders

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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 deal"
---- 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 anti-muslim''
--- 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 July 3"
--- 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

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