Nuclear deal to be Congress' main plank in LS poll

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (UNI) In a clear indication that its main plank in the next Lok Sabha elections will be the Indo-US nuclear deal, the Congress has organised a one-day orientation workshop tomorrow to enlighten its national and state-level spokespersons on the diferent facets of the issue for being conveyed effectively to the people.

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi would wind up the day-long session at the Teenmurti Bhawan by delivering a lecture on "Energy Security." It will be preceded by a series of lectures by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on ''Nuclear Agreements and its Impact on India;'' National Security Adviser M K Narayanan on "Indian Nuclear Programme-Achievemetns, Capabilities and Requirements-123 Agreement-IAEA safeguards;'' and Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Indo-US Nuclear Deal Shyam Saran on "The Nuclear Deal-overall dimensions.'' Mr G P Srinivasan, Former Vice Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, would make a power point presentation on nuclear agreement.

Though the main focus of the exercise is the nuclear deal, Finance Minister P Chidambaram would speak on "Paradigm change brought about in the inclusive and Fast Economic Development and Combating Inflation" and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh on "Comparison of UPA and NDA achievement;'' UNI SH SP NS1936

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