BSP-Left can come together to defeat UPA over N-deal

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Lucknow, Jul 10 (UNI) Hectic parleys have started for a new political equation in Uttar Pradesh with possible closeness between the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Left parties to defeat the UPA government over the Nuclear deal.

Both the BSP and Left parties were opposing the Nuke deal by terming it ''against national interest'' and now preliminary talks have begun between these parties to come on a common platform for a countrywide agitation over the issue.

Now, the Left is slated to have snap all its ties with old friend Samajwadi Party (SP) and BSP would likely be its new ally in UP.

CPI(M), the major constituent of the Left parties, has already initiated efforts and the matter would be discussed during its state committee meeting to be held here on July 16-17. The issue of the BSP could also be discussed in the central committee meeting of the CPI(M) to be held at New Delhi on July 19-20.

Earlier on July 1, BSP supremo Mayawati had announced her party's decision to oppose the Nuclear deal by terming it ''anti-Muslim.'' During her media interaction, the UP chief minister had also asked the Left parties to review their friendly ties with the SP, which would be taking the place of Left parties to bail out the government.

CPI(M) leaders here today said their central leadership have asked them to talk to all those parties that are opposing the Nuclear deal so that they could be roped in for the countrywide movement to start from July 14.

Ex-MLA Dinnanth Singh Yadav, member CPI(M) state secretriate told UNI here that instructions have been conveyed from Delhi that BSP and other parties like Apna Dal and other smaller parties should be contacted to make them a part of the Left movement against the nuke deal.

Though maintaining that both the SP and BSP were secular parties, the CPI(M) leader said these regional political parties were opportunitists to the core and could tilt to any direction for their narrow political interest.

''The party has no objection in joining of the BSP in the movement against the Nuke deal'', Mr Yadav said.

However, when the BSP leaders were asked to comment on the issue, they refused indicating that only Ms Mayawati could take any decision on the Left invitation.

Meanwhile, CPI state leader Ashok Mishra has also said there the BSP should join the countrywide movement of the Left parties to protest the nuclear deal.

''Joining of BSP in the movement would certainly strengthen the cause'', he added.

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