Left to withdraw support to UPA on July 8

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New Delhi, Jul 7: In the latest development, Left parties have decided to withdraw the support to UPA on Tuesday, July 8. Left leaders said that they were disappointed by the prime minister's statement in Japan.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that India will approach the IAEA for a safeguards agreement for the controversial Indo-US nuclear deal where the process will move very fast. Prime Minister also made it clear that Government was not afraid of facing Parliament if the Left parties withdraw support.

Left to withdraw support to UPA on July 10

The four Left parties have come to a consensus to withdraw support to the UPA Government by July 10 on the nuclear deal issue, Forward Bloc General Secretary Debabrata Biswas

''The four Left parties have decided not to support the Union Government any longer. We shall go to the President and withdraw support by July ten,'' Mr Biswas told a press conference. He said there was now no confusion as to whether the Government was going to finalise the civil nuclear deal and, in that context, it would be of little importance what reply External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee gave to the Left parties.

''Once the Left parties withdraw support, the UPA Government must not remain in power. It should go for polls for the people's mandate,'' he said.

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