INL criticies UPA for nuclear deal

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Kozhikode, Jul 17 (UNI) The Indian National League (INL) in Kerala today accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre of attempting to ''mortgage'' the country to ''imperialist'' forces by the proposed civil nuclear deal with the United States.

Talking to newspersons here, INL state president S A Puthiyavalappil said sovereignty and autonomy of the country would be in peril if the Congress-led coalition went ahead with the deal.

He alleged that the intention of the government was to help big corporate houses in both the countries. The ruling party was expecting huge financial gains by pushing through the controversial deal without a debate in Parliament, he added.

Backing the Left parties on withdrawing their support to the UPA, he blamed the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) for continuing its support to the ''anti-people'' government for clinging on to the power.

To expose the government and its allies on the issue, the INL would launch awareness campaign, including seminars and public meetings, throughout the state, he said.

The campaign would begin with a huge protest meet at Muthalakkulam in the city on July 19.

Kerala Forest Minister Binoy Viswam, Janata Dal (S) State President M P Veerendra Kumar, MP, CPI (M) senior leader V V Dakhshinamurthy, Muslim Education Society President Fazal Gafoor, KSS leader T K Abdul Kareem and Jamat-e-Islami leader Shaikh Mohammed Karakkunnu, would address the gathering, he added.

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