Left to withdraw support to UPA says Raja

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New Delhi, July 7 : The Left has categorically stated here today, that it would withdraw support from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that the Government will go to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting.

While reacting to Dr. Singh's statement, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja said here that the PM's statement was in complete violation of the spirit of the coalition culture.

The Left parties had linked the withdrawal of support to the UPA Government's going ahead for the safeguards agreement with the IAEA.

In a sharp reaction to the Government's move, the Left parties have preponed their meeting tomorrow morning to take a final view on the issue.

Earlier on Saturday the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury had said that, the Left Parties would not withdraw support, when the Prime Minister is on a foreign visit.

Meanwhile, the last meeting of the UPA-Left Committee on the Civil Nuclear deal has been scheduled for July 10.

In the last meeting held on June 25, both the sides had agreed to finalise the findings of the committee.

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