AGP to quit UNPA if SP supports Cong in N-deal

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New Delhi, Jul 5 (UNI) Differences in the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) over the Indo-US Nuclear Deal today came out in open with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), a founder member of the UNPA, saying that if the Samajwadi Party (SP) continued to be a constituent of the alliance, they would quit.

Addressing a hurriedly-convened news conference here, AGP President Brindabon Goswami said the UNPA had passed a specific resolution that the Nuclear issue should be discussed and expert opinion be sought on the subject.

Since the SP, which was party to the resolution, had supported the Congress on Nuclear issue, the AGP cannot continue to be a part of the UNPA, he underlined.

The meeting was attended by all the three AGP Rajya Sabha MPs including former Union Minister Biren Baishya, Dr Kumar Kalita and Kumar Deepak Das, besides party spokesperson Chandra Mohan Patwari, party Vice President Nurul Hassan, and General secretary Atul Bora.

However, Dr Arun Kumar Sharma and Sarbanand Sonowal, the two Lok Sabha MPs of the AGP, were absent.


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