UPA favours Kalams view but ignores him: Nitish

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Patna, Jul 11 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said it was an irony that the UPA government used former president A P J Abdul Kalams views on the Indo-US nuke deal but ignored him when the time came for his second term in office.

Mr Kumar alleged that the Union government had adopted a stand suitable to its vested interest and said the alliance was moving ahead on Dr Kalams view but forgot him when his tenure ended.

He also criticised Samajwadi Party which had come forward to save the Congress-led government by entering into a 'deal'.

''The SP should also reply why a person like Dr Kalam was denied the second term,'' he told reporters here.

He said after seeking the former President's views on the nuke deal the SP announced its support to the UPA government but the party mysteriously chose to remain mum when the JD(U) wanted a second term for Dr Kalam.

''We respect Dr Kalam but we maintain a different stand on the proposed Indo-US nuclear deal as the party felt it was against the interest of the nation,'' he said.


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